Ready to find out everything you want to know about the basic sentence “Pas de problème”?
It includes a full guide of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. And because we want you to make progress in French, we also sprinkled some useful things like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!
It literally means:
“Pas de problème” is one way to say in French “No problem“, “No worries“, “Don’t worry about it“, “It’s not serious” or “That doesn’t matter“. It’s basically the shortened version of “Il n’y a pas de problème” which literally means “There is no problem“.
It’s a very popular expression that we use to reassure someone after something happened. Typically: to minimize an issue, clearing up a misunderstanding, or to reassure about our wellness after an unfortunate event.
Let’s see some examples!
Scenario 1: your boss tells you that you will have to work on Sunday and want to be sure you are ok with that. You can answer: “Oui, pas de problème, je serai là.” (Yes, no problem, I will be there). Or “N’y pense même pas, dimanche je dors.” (Don’t even think about it, on Sunday I’m sleeping.) But that’s another story…
Scenario 2: you are falling off stairs and then someone comes to ask you if you are ok. You might say: “Pas de problème, je vais bien.” (It’s not serious/Don’t worry about it, I’m fine)
There is an infinite number of synonyms, here are the most used ones: