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The French sentence "Je m'en fous complètement"

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French to English

  • Translation : I couldn't care less

  • Register : Informal - Funny - Slang

How to pronounce?



  • IPA : / ʒə mɑ̃ fu kɔ̃plɛtmɑ̃ /

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What does it mean?


The literal meaning is:

Even if it literally means that you are f**king it, it's a famous and very used expression that means for us: "I don't care". We don't really think about the literal meaning since we don't use the word "fous" from "foutre" in other situations.

But as you probably guessed, this is still very familiar and you shouldn't use it in official situations, like with teachers, boss, etc.

It's also useful to know that a "polite" way of saying it exists and it's "Peu importe" (It doesn't matter much). Ça m'est égal. ("It's egal to me") is quite polite too. Check the "Synonyms" chapter below for more variations.

The "complètement" at the end is optional and makes it more powerful if you need to.

How to use

Someone asks you which is your favorite football team, but you don't care about football... you can say "Le foot je m'en fous complètement." (I couldn't care less about football)

Now your boss asks you if you prefer working tomorrow or the day after, you can say: "Peu importe." (It doesn't matter much).

Fun facts

There are infinite ways to express this feeling in French, most of them very vulgar, but I personally have a favourite one...

And it's: "Ça m'en touche une sans faire bouger l'autre." which means "It's touching one without the second one moving". And it's talking about...men's genitals. Classy, huh?

Check the list below if you want to find your favorite one!


They are sorted from the more "formal" to the more "vulgar", even though this is not an exact science and can vary depending on people, culture, religion, etc.

↓ Example in a story with slow French audio ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Discuter avec sa soeur

To discuss with your sister

JacquesHey !
Quoi de neufLiterally: What's new?
Hey! What's up?
AlicePas grand chose. Et toi ? Tu as des projets pour ce week-end ?
Not much. And you? Do you have any plans for this weekend?
JacquesOui, je vais passer du temps avec mes collègues.
Yes, I will be spending time with my colleagues.
AliceVraiment ? Et vous allez faire quoi ?
Really? And what are you going to do?
JacquesOn va aller dans un bar et se promener.
We're going to go to a bar and go for a walk.
AliceSympa !
JacquesTu veux venir avec nous ?
Do you want to come with us?


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