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The French phrase "Je veux du soleil"

We are going to explain you all the things you need to know about the basic French phrase "Je veux du soleil". It includes a complete definition of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. Together with the cool stuff we sprinkled like synonyms, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : I want the sun

  • Register : Neutral - Basic - Seasonal




  • IPA : / ʒə vø dy sɔlɛj /

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What does it mean exactly?


It literally means:

We use it to complain about the lack of good weather, during winter and more generally when it's cold or raining. This is a very common sentence when talking about the weather among French people.

How to use

You can say it as an icebreaker to launch a new topic of conversation.

For example: it has been raining for weeks and you are craving for your natural dose of vitamin D, then you might say: "J'en ai marre de la pluie, je veux du soleil !" (I'm tired of rain, I want some sun!)

Or you can use it to answer someone who asks you how you feel or what you want.

For example: someone asks "Comment ça va en ce moment ?" (How do you feel recently?) and you answer "Pas top, je veux du soleil !" (Not that great, I want some sun!)


Example in a dialogue with audio


J'en ai marre de la pluie

I'm sick of the rain

Moi aussi, je veux du soleil !

Me too, I want the sun!

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