Ready to learn all the things you have to know about the basic French sentence “Je n’ai pas le temps”?
It includes a full definition of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Together with the useful stuff we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!
It literally means:
This is the academic way to say: “I don’t have time” in French. For the version we use the most: you can skip the ” n’ ” if you want and say “J’ai pas le temps” instead, this is totally fine too.
Let’s say that someone just asked you if you have time to watch a football match this afternoon. But you already have some things planned… so you say “J’ai pas le temps.” to express: “I can’t, I’m busy/I don’t have time“
It’s important to note that “J’ai pas le temps” means that you don’t have time for this specific task. If instead you want to say that you don’t have time for you in general, use: “J’ai pas de temps pour moi.” which means “I don’t have any time for me“.