The French sentence "Ne t'inquiète pas" revealed

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How to pronounce it?

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does ne t'inquiète pas mean?

Definition

“Ne t’inquiète pas” is the most common way to say “Don’t worry” in French. It can be shortened as “T’inquiète pas” and even as “T’inquiète“.

It’s a very popular expression, typically used to minimize an issue, clearing up a misunderstanding, or to reassure about our wellness after an unfortunate event.

How to use it

Scenario 1: a colleague asks you if you will be there at the meeting this afternoon, you can answer: “Oui, ne t’inquiète pas, je serai là.” (Yes, don’t worry about it, I will be there). Or “N’y pense même pas, j’en ai marre de tes réunions.” (Don’t even think about it, I’m tired of your meetings.) But that’s another story…

Scenario 2: you are falling off stairs and your friend comes to ask you if you are ok. You might say: “Ne t’inquiète pas, je vais bien.” (It’s not serious/Don’t worry about it, I’m fine)

Synonyms and similarities

There are a lot of synonyms, here are the most common ones:

Neutral

  • Il n’ y a pas de soucis. (“There is no problem“)
  • Pas de soucis. (“No problem“)
  • C’est pas grave. (“Thats doesn’t matter“)
  • Ce n’est pas grave. (“Thats doesn’t matter“)
  • C’est rien. (“That’s nothing“)
  • C’est pas grand chose. (“It’s not a big deal“)
  • Tout va bien. (“It’s alright“)

Informal

  • T’inquiète pas. (“Don’t worry“)
  • T’inquiète. (“Don’t worry“)
  • Tkt. (“Don’t worry“)(Texting)
  • Pas grave. (“No harm“)
  • Tranquille. (“Easy“)
  • Rien de grave. (“Nothing serious“)
  • Pas de problème. (“No problem“)
  • Y’a pas de soucis. (“There is no problem“)
  • Y’a pas de mal. (“There is no harm“)
  • Y’a pas mort d’homme. (“There is no man’s death“)
  • Y’a pas de lézard. (“There is no lizard“)
  • C’est pas la mort. (“It’s not death“)
  • C’est pas la fin du monde. (“It’s not the end of the world“)

Example in a story with slow audio

Now, let’s see a complete example of this sentence in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
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Accident domestique
Domestic accident
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Ellen a invité Joe pour le déjeuner.
Ellen had invited Joe for lunch.
Elle a dit qu’elle avait des bonnes nouvelles.
She said she had good news.
Joe arriva chez elle et ils commencèrent à cuisiner.
Joe came to her place and they began to cook.
Ils ont décidé de faire des pâtes avec des tomates et du fromage râpé.
They decided to make pasta with tomatoes and grated cheese.
Pendant la cuisson, Ellen annonca à Joe qu’elle savait enfin où elle allait partir en vacances…
During cooking, Ellen told Joe that she finally knew where she was going on vacation…
Elle expliqua qu’elle avait toujours voulu découvrir les Alpes et la Provence.
She explained that she always wanted to discover the Alps and Provence.
Joe:   Alors, tu vas voyager dans le sud de la France ?
So, you’re traveling to the south of France?
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