Everything about the French sentence "Je lui en veux"

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English translation


Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

Example in a story with translation

Now, let’s see a complete example of this idiom in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
En vouloir à quelqu'un
To be mad at someone
Karine:   Lisa m’a appelée. Elle dit que tu ne réponds pas à ses appels.
Lisa called me. She says you don’t answer her calls.
Rémi:   Oh non, maintenant elle t’appelle !
Oh no, now she’s calling you!
Karine:   Quoi ? Pourquoi tu ne parles plus à ta soeur ?
What? Why aren’t you talking to your sister anymore?
Rémi:   Parce que je lui en veux.
Because I have a grudge against her.
Karine:   Qu’est-ce qu’elle a fait ?
What did she do?
Rémi:   Elle n’a pas tenu sa promesse, c’est tout.
She didn’t keep her promise, that’s all.
Karine:   J’espère que tu vas m’en dire plus, car je ne comprends rien !
I hope you will tell me more, because I don’t understand a thing!
Rémi:   Tu te souviens de mon projet, il y a un mois ?
Do you remember my project, a month ago?
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