dont understand usage of "justement"

TonyC1Kwiziq community member

dont understand usage of "justement"

why not en passant or il se trouve? I don't understand usage of "justement" here for "as it happens"

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tony,

In this context, you could have said something like 'as luck would have it', or 'by happy chance'.

Hope this helps!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not sure if 'justement' is the only answer accepted in the exercise, but it is common and recognised usage for actually/as it happens, and I have come across it quite frequently in podcasts :

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/justement

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/justement/45187

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/as-it-happens

dont understand usage of "justement"

why not en passant or il se trouve? I don't understand usage of "justement" here for "as it happens"

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