The French word "T'inquiète" explained

Get ready to learn everything you need to know about the funny word “T’inquiète”.

To be clear, it includes a complete explanation of what it is and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. As well as the useful informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

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Translation in English

How to pronounce

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

T'inquiète meaning


“T’inquiète” is one informal way to say in French “Don’t worry” or “No problem“. It’s the shortened version of “T’inquiète pas” which is itself the shortened version of “Ne t’inquiète pas” (Don’t worry)A good rule of thumb in this case is: “The shorter it is, the more familiar it is“.

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!

How to use

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: “T’inquiète, je vais bien.” (It’s not serious/Don’t worry about it, I’m fine)

Synonyms and similarities

There is an infinite number of synonyms, here are the most used ones:


  • 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“)


  • Pas grave. (“No harm“)
  • Ca va. (“It’s ok“)
  • 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“)

Everyday life dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue text

” Attention ! Tu marches sur mes chaussures ! “
” Be careful! You walk on my shoes! “
” I’m sorry, it’s my fault “
” T’inquiète “
” Don’t worry “
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