Everything about the French sentence "Je le jure"

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French to English translation


Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does je le jure mean?


The literal meaning is:

  • Je → I
  • Le jure → Swear it

When French people are facing a situation where they have to prove their honesty, they typically use “Je le jure” or “Je jure” (I swear).

The real meaning is “I swear/promise that what I’m telling you is true“. So it’s generally a huge sign of engagement and the proof that you really meant what you said.

Now, let’s see some examples!

How to use

You have a party tonight and your parents want you to come back at home before midnight. You tell them “Ok” but they are still unsure that you will respect this engagement. To prove that you are sincere and that you are taking this promise seriously, you might say: “Je le jure” (I swear)

If you are swearing to someone and want to highlight that the promise is between you two, you can say: “Je te le jure” (I swear to you)

As long as whenever you are using it, you are keeping your promise, you will be more likely to be trusted when using it…

Also, if you want to ask someone if he/she is ready to swear something, you can ask: “Tu le jure ?” (Do you swear it?)

Synonyms and similarities

  • Je jure. (“I swear“)
  • Je te le jure. (“I swear to you“)
  • Je vous jure. (“I swear to you“)(Plural)
  • Je vous le jure. (“I swear to you“)(Plural)
  • C’est promis. (Literally: “It’s promised“)
  • Je promets. (“I promise“)
  • Je le promets. (“I promise“)
  • Je te le promets. (“I promise to you“)
  • Je vous promets. (“I promise to you“)(Plural)
  • Je vous le promets. (“I promise to you“)(Plural)

Example with audio dialogue

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue text

” C’est une blague ? “
” Is it a joke? “
” Non, je le jure ! “
” No, I swear! “
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