How can I express the meaning of such sentences which start with "How"?

For example,

  • "How lucky was I to survive", meaning that I was "so" lucky

  • or "How stupid am I", when you criticize yourself and you mean "How much a mankind can be stupid to do such a thing".

  • @Random, I think I wasn't really awake when I wrote that. I mixed the sentence with something like "Comment suis-je arrivé ici?". Althought, I often heard "Comment est-ce que je peux être si cave/con/stupide?" which is really similar to "Comme je suis con/cave!". Though, in Québec, we never use "comme" as an exclamative word.
    – Sifu
    Nov 30, 2015 at 15:32
  • @Sifu ah, ok :)
    – Random
    Nov 30, 2015 at 16:02

4 Answers 4


Comme / Que je suis stupide !

Comme / Que j'ai de la chance d'avoir survécu !


Qu'est-ce que je suis stupide !

Qu'est-ce que j'ai de la chance d'avoir survécu !


In an informal setting, I assume most French people would say:

Mais qu'est-ce que je suis con !


In French you could use the following frame:

Ce que [je suis bête] (alors)!


Shorter than previous answers:

Mais quel idiot/abruti/con ! (idiot = neutral, abruti = familiar, con = vulgar)

Even shorter:

Quel idiot/abruti/con !

Even shorter than shorter:

L'idiot/L'abruti/Le con !

You can replace idiot with imbécile (neutral).

Note: As you are not explicitly saying "I (je)", these sentences can work on other people too.

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