Learn a French Word a Day: Soit

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Soit (conjunction): that is, for example

Pronunciation: [swa]

Examples

Voici des numéros de téléphone importants, soit pour le médecin, l'hôtel, et cetera /
Here are some important phone numbers, for example the doctor, the hotel, etc

soit... soit / either... or

Soit l'un, soit l'autre, ça m'est égal / Either one or the other, I don't care

Other Forms

Soit (formal adv): so be it, very well then

Il veut partir ? Alors, soit, qu'il parte / He wants to leave? Very well then, let him leave.

Note: Soit is also the third person singular subjunctive of être (to be)

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