All about the French phrase "Je suis vénère"

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Translation in English

Audio pronunciation

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does je suis vénère mean?

Definition

It literally means:

  • Je suis → I am
  • Vénère → Angry (Slang version)

What is this weird word “vénère“? Well, it’s actually a twist of an existing word: “énervé” which means “Angry / Irritated / Pissed off“.

It’s twisted by a mechanism we call “verlan” which is inverting the syllables of a word to make a cool alternative version of the word. The word “verlan” itself is the “verlan” version of “(à) l’envers” which means “backwards“. (ver-l’en → verlan)

So “enérvé” turned into “vé-nère” and became more and more popular. Now it’s widely used among several generations, but it still a slang word that you should avoid in formal contexts.

How to use

When something or someone makes you angry, you can use: “Je suis vénère !“. For example, you just had a car accident because someone didn’t respect the traffic light, you might want to say (or yell): “Je suis vénère !“.

Plot twist: if you want to sound like a true French use instead: “Ah putain ! Je suis vénère !” (Oh fuck! I’m pissed off!)

Fun fact

Be careful with the pronunciation, because if instead of “vénère” you say “vénèré” with an extra accent on the last letter, the meaning is completely changing.

In this case what you are saying is: “I am venerated/adored/admired” which can cause some funny misunderstandings…

Synonyms and similarities

  • Je suis énervé. (“I am angry“)
  • Je suis furax. (“I am furious“)(Slang)
  • Je suis en pétard. (“I’m hopping mad“)
  • Ça me soule. (“It pisses me off“)
  • Ça me gave. (“It pisses me off“)
  • Ça m’énerve. (“It makes me angry“)
  • Ça me vénère. (“It makes me angry“)(Slang)
  • Ça m’vénère. (“It makes me angry“)(Slang)
  • Chui vénère. (“I am angry“)(Slang)
  • Tu es vénère. (“You are angry“)(Slang)
  • Il/elle est vénère. (“He/she is angry“)(Slang)
  • On est vénère. (“We are angry“)(Slang)
  • Ils/elles sont vénère. (“They are angry“)(Slang)

Everyday life dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue transcription

” Je suis vénère ! “
” I am angry “
” Détends-toi, c’est pas grave “
” Relax, that doesn’t matter “
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