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