French Word of the Day: Quasiment

So this isn’t really library technology related, but I learned a new French adverb today, so I thought I’d share.


According to Reverso, quasiment is an adverb that means “almost” or “nearly”.

Two of their examples are:

Le film est quasiment fini.

The film is nearly finished.

Quasiment jamais.

Hardly ever. (Me: Almost never.)


I first learned about the word from a fransaskoise friend of mine who spelled it “casiment”.

Apparently that’s a fairly frequent colloquial spelling of the word.


Yay language!