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Everything about the French phrase "Je n'ai pas peur"

You are going to find out everything you want to know about the inspirational phrase "Je n'ai pas peur". To be more specific, it includes a detailed explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. And also the useful informations we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

French to English

  • Translation : I am not afraid

  • Register : Neutral - Inspirational

How to pronounce it



  • IPA : / ʒə ne pa pœʁ /

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What does it mean?


The literal meaning is:

It's translated in English as "I'm not afraid" or "I'm not scared", because we don't have the same difference between "scared" vs. "afraid" in French.

As you can see, we use "have + fear" to express this feeling while in English you use "be + afraid/scared". So in French "fear" is rather something you have than something you are.

The antonym is "J'ai peur" (I'm scared / I'm afraid).

How to use it

You can use it to talk about phobias, for example: "Je n'ai pas peur des araignées" (I'm not scared of spiders) or "J'ai peur des araignées" (I'm scared of spiders).

But also while talking about something that might happen, for example, someone asks you: "Tu n'as pas peur que ton avion s'écrase ?" (Aren't you afraid that your plane might crash?). In this case you can say: "Non, je n'ai pas peur" (No, I'm not afraid). Here, it has a sense of "Being anxious about something".

You can also use the shorter version: "J'ai pas peur" which has exactly the same meaning, but it's more informal.


↓ Example in a story with English translation ↓

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

Un monstre !

A monster!

Rémi a entendu un cri venant de la chambre à coucher...
Rémi heard a scream from the bedroom...
Il a couru dans la pièce et a trouvé Karine debout, sur le lit...
He ran into the room and saw Karine standing, on the bed...
RémiQu'est-ce qu'il se passe ?
What is happening?
KarineUn... un... un monstre...
A... a... a monster...
RémiQuoi ? Qu'est-ce que tu racontes ?
What? What are you talking about?
Elle a pointé le mur du doigt.
She pointed to the wall with her finger.
KarineRegarde ! Il y a une énorme araignée !
Look! There's a huge spider!
Sans aucune hésitation, Rémi a pris sa chaussure...
Without any hesitation Rémi took his shoe...
Il est venu plus près du mur, pour mieux voir l'araignée.
He came closer to the wall, to see the spider better.


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