il n'y a rien de neuf

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by sensa, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. sensa Senior Member

    English, Canada
    what does this mean please?

    Il n'y a rien de neuf?

    There is nothing new?
  2. sopera123 Senior Member

    yes, 'same old' even
  3. giacomoh New Member

    American English
    For example, Samuel Beckett's Murphy:

    Le soleil brillait, n'ayant pas d'alternatif, sur le rien de neuf.

    The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.

    (Beckett's translation)

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