Expression: Tant mieux
Pronunciation: ta(n) myeu
Meaning: that's a good thing, it's just as well, even better, all the better, so much the better
Literal translation: so much better
Notes: The French expression tant mieux is an easy way to say that you're pleased about something or for someone.
- Tant mieux pour lui.
Good for him.
- La fête est annulée.
Tant mieux, je n'avais pas vraiment envie d'y aller.
The party's cancelled.
It's just as well, I didn't really feel like going.
- Ce fromage est délicieux.
Oui, et en plus il est allégé.
Tant mieux !
This cheese is delicious.
Yes, and it's low fat, too.
tant pis - too bad, never mind
"This reminds me of a fantastic (mis)translation that went the round at my old school (50 years ago) for tant pis, tant mieux: 'My aunt, having relieved herself, felt a good deal better.' " -Perry