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pas mal.

English translation: Not bad

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French term or phrase:pas mal.
English translation:Not bad
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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22:00 Aug 25, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
French term or phrase: pas mal.
what pas mal means
armen
Not bad
Explanation:
as in response to "how are you?"

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Not badFuad Yahya
na +1not badKyra
na +1not bad or fairly/rather gooddovo
naquite a lotmckinnc
naAddendum
Poornima Iyengar
naprettey good
Poornima Iyengar
naNot bad and also ; many , much, very , fairly
1964


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Not bad


Explanation:
as in response to "how are you?"

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Kateabc
7 hrs

agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: This is what is used.
9 hrs
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8 mins
prettey good


Explanation:
or what is suggested above - not bad!

Ca va? - how are you?
pas mal! - pretty good, not bad
-HTH
-Poornima

Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: English
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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
not bad


Explanation:
Pas mal means "not bad" in English, for example, Ce n'est pas mal, means "It's not bad".

Kyra
United States
Local time: 10:44
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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16 mins
Addendum


Explanation:
Firstly, typo error - it is 'pretty' not 'prettey'!
Well, both the suggestions are correct:
1) Not bad
2) Pretty good
It is the way one looks at things! Like, an optimist would say the glass is half full, while a pessimist would say it is half empty! It's just like that!
:-)
-Poornima

Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 00:14
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3 hrs
Not bad and also ; many , much, very , fairly


Explanation:
many , much, very , fairly

1964
Turkey
Local time: 21:44
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
not bad or fairly/rather good


Explanation:
That`s it.

PS: I wanted to make a note for the previous question:
I aimed to write correspondence card, but I have obviously mispelled the word.
SORRY
DOVO

dovo
Local time: 20:44

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Connie Leipholz: no problem
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6 hrs
quite a lot


Explanation:
Just another suggestion. In some cases, it can mean the above. J'ai vu pas mal de monde dans la rue.

mckinnc
Local time: 19:44
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Feb 1, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Art/Literary
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