Idiom in J – Je ne sais quoi



Yes, that’s French! A lot of French expressions are used in English actually!

What it means:

“Je ne sais quoi” means that something is good but for a reason that is difficult to explain.

When to use it:

Use it when you can’t quite say what is that little thing that makes it how it is. This expression will also make you sound a little fancy.

Imagine that both Gordon and you have each made a cake. You both followed the instructions correctly but for some reason Gordon’s is better. You could say that his cake has a je ne sais quoi.

Other Interesting Idioms in J:

Just what the doctor ordered – It means that it is just what you need.

Justice is blind – It means that justice is impartial.


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