What is the other way to say quand​ même? Once, one said to me that I shouldn't use it if I want to write a report, or any formal paper.

Especially in this kind of context:

"On vérifie ensuite, qu'il puisse quand même envoyer bla bla . . . "


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    I am sorry but the sentence "On vérifie ensuite, est-ce qu'il puisse quand-même envoyer..." just does not make sense 😟 Did you mean "We'll check later. Can he (still) send it out?" ?
    – SteffX
    Oct 26, 2017 at 15:18
  • @SteffX I wanted to say "We'll verify later, Is he still be able to send bla bla bla".
    – Annahri
    Oct 26, 2017 at 17:15
  • @Nathan aha, damn auto-correct. Exacty what I wanted to say, thanks
    – Annahri
    Oct 26, 2017 at 17:16
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    May I also point out that "quand même" should not have a hyphen between "quand" and "même" ?
    – Greg
    Oct 26, 2017 at 18:17
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    It is definitely "quand même", but it is a mistake that even native speakers will sometimes do. I guess that is because "lui-même", "moi-même", etc, do require a hyphen.
    – Greg
    Oct 27, 2017 at 5:52

2 Answers 2


You can use "tout de même", which can be translated as "anyway". Depending of the context, you could also use "de toute facon".


C'est compliqué? On fait ça quand même.

is equal to

C'est compliqué? On fait ça de toute façon/ tout de même.


Selon le site Le Bon Synonyme, on trouve quatre synonymes de "quand même" :

  • Tout de même
  • De toute façon
  • Aussi
  • Dans tous les cas

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