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Et j'en passe

Et j'en passe

Expression:… et j'en passe

Pronunciation: ay zha(n) pahs

Meaning: and that's not all, and all sorts of things, and so on

Literal translation: and I pass over some

Register: normal

Notes

The French expression et j'en passe is a sort of verbal shorthand, a way of letting listeners know that you are skipping over boring or excessive details. The adverbial pronoun en replaces the implied word choses-the things you're skipping over.

Example

    Ce que Michel est raseur ! Il n'a pas arrêté de parler de son divorce, déménagement, licenciement et j'en passe !

Michel is such a bore! He droned on about his divorce, move, firing, and on and on!

Variation

    J'en passe et des meilleures - literally, "I pass over some and better ones." Note that meilleures is feminine plural to agree with choses.

Synonyms

  •    et ainsi de suite
  •    et bla bla bla (informal)
  •    et cetera
  •    et patati et patata (informal)
  •    je vous fais cadeau des détails

More

  • Expressions with en
  • Expressions with passer
  • Most common French phrases