Languages › French Common French Word: Comme Share Flipboard Email Print Pexels French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated March 18, 2019 The French word comme can be a conjunction, adverb, or part of an adverbial phrase and is one of the most common French words and is used in a number of common expressions. Comme As a conjunction Comme is a French subordinating conjunction meaning "as" or "since": Il est arrivé comme je commençais à manger. Translation: He arrived as I was starting to eat.Comme il n'est pas là, je vais le faire. Translation: Since he's not here, I'm going to do it. Comme is commonly used in comparisons to mean "like" or "as": Pensent-ils comme nous? Translation: Do they think like/as we do?C'est une excuse comme une autre. Translation: It's as good an excuse as any. Comme As an Exclamative Adverb As an exclamative adverb, comme means "how" or "so": Comme tu es grand! Translation: You're so tall!Comme il fait beau! Translation: How beautiful the weather is! Comme Plus an Adjective Comme plus an adjective means that something/someone seems to be that adjective: Il était comme fou. Translation: He was acting crazy.Elle est comme désorientée. Translation: She seems bewildered. Comme Tout Comme tout plus an adjective means "so (adjective)" or "as (adjective) as can be": C'est facile comme tout. Translation: It's as easy as can be.Il est sympa comme tout. Translation: He's so nice. Comme Si Comme si means "as if" or "as though": Il m'a parlé comme si rien ne s'était passé. Translation: He talked to me as if nothing had happened.Ce n'est pas comme si je suis riche! Translation: It's not as though I'm rich!