N’importe quoi

The first, non-colloquial meaning of n’importe quoi is “anything” (literally “does not matter what”).

Colloquially, however, it means “nonsense”. You should learn it, because it is very common.

L’écoute pas, elle dit n’importe quoi.
Don’t listen to her, she talks nonsense.

J’ai retrouvé mes chaussettes dans la cuisine, c’est n’importe quoi.
I found my socks in the kitchen, it makes no sense.

— Si t’es pas sage, t’auras pas de cadeaux à Noël.
N’importe quoi !
— If you’re not nice, you won’t have presents for Christmas.
— Nonsense!

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