To say in French, "In any case...", I have seen both, " Dans tous les cas..." Or "De toute façon". Which is better, or do the two examples say something different, or is there a better way to say this?

  • Both are correct. "Dans tous les cas" would be used if different cases can be deduced from the context. "De toute façon" corresponds to "Whatever".
    – Graffito
    Nov 8, 2015 at 21:21

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The two phrases are similar. However, "Dans tous les cas," like "In any case" in English, places more emphasis on a statement being true in multiple cases. I would expect to hear it in a slightly more formal or didactic setting. "De toute façon", like "Anyway" in English, implies disregard for the information that precedes it. I would expect to hear it in a less formal setting.


En tout cas an almost word to word translation can also be used for in any case to state a conclusion not depending on the preceding argument...

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