The French for "something" is quelque chose.
'Quelque chose' is pronounced kel-ker shoze. The letter Q in French makes the same sound as the letter K (or a hard C) does in English, and the digraph 'ch' makes a 'sh' sound.
Variations and Similar Phrases
- Le/la même chose (le/la mem shoze) = The same thing
- Autre chose (oh-truh shoze) = Something else
- Quelque part (kel-ker par) = Somewhere
- Quelqu'un(e) (kel-kun(e)) = Somebody
- Le truc (le truke) OR le machin (le mashan (soft n))= the thingy/what's-it-called/whatsit (informal)
However, it's worth keeping in mind that although the translation may be literal, it may not be right - for example, if you type "I had jam on toast for breakfast" into a translator, you'll get "J'ai eu un bourrage sur du pain grillé pour le petit-déjeuner." In English, this means "I have had a blockage on some toast for breakfast," so be careful!