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Quelle vie impossible que celle d'une chatte comme moi !

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Quelle vie impossible que celle d'une chatte comme moi !

Is this an idiomatic exclamation? I don't see what the 'que' is doing grammatically.

Asked 2 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, it's not idiomatic. The "que" is used in the same meaning as it would be in a comparison ("than").

Quelle vie impossible que celle d'une chatte comme moi. -- "What an impossible life than that of a cat like myself." (literally)

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thank you Chris :)

Quelle vie impossible que celle d'une chatte comme moi !

Is this an idiomatic exclamation? I don't see what the 'que' is doing grammatically.

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