il n’y a pas un chat

The French expression “il n’y a pas un chat” translates directly to “there isn’t a cat”.

English meanings:

  • there isn’t a soul in sight
  • there’s no one at all

French meanings:

  • il n’y a personne there’s nobody

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  • Pendant l’été il y a des milliers de touristes sur les plages mais en hiver il n’y pas un chat. During the summer there are thousands of tourists on the beaches but during the winter there isn’t a soul in sight.

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