You are going to discover everything you ever wanted to know about the basic French expression “Je suis fauché”.
Including a detailed guide of what it is and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Not to mention the cool informations we sprinkled like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!
The literal meaning is:
This is an informal way to say “I’m broke” in French.
To understand this idiom, try to picture a field of wheat that had been recently mowed: nothing is left except mud and rocks, right? Well, that’s the same thing in your wallet when you are broke, nothing is left except papers and gums… it has been completely mowed!
For more ways to say “I am broke” or “I am rich” in French check the “Synonyms” section below.
Example: a friend asks you: “On part au Canada ?” (Let’s go to Canada?) but you are broke, so might say: “Je ne peux pas, je suis fauché” (I can’t, I’m mowed).
If you want a more formal way to say it, you can use instead “Je n’ai pas d’argent” → I don’t have silver (Money).