How to Say Never in French = Ne (Verb) Jamais

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say never in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • never in French = ne (verb) jamais
  • how never in French is used in sentences
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on how to say never in French
  • how you can download Anki files for how to say never in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this negation fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say never in French!

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Never in French = Ne (Verb) Jamais

Never in French can be expressed in the following way:

  • ne (verb) jamais = never

Please take a look at the following sentences to get a practial understanding on how to use never in French

Je ne vais jamais abandonner.

I am never going to give up.

Tu ne parles jamais.

You never talk.

Elle ne va jamais à Paris.

She never goes to Paris.

Nous ne sommes jamais satisfaits.

We are never satisfied.

Vous n’êtes jamais chez vous.

You are never home.

Ils n’écoutent jamais.

They never listen.

In every example you can see that “ne…jamais” gets wrapped around the verb.

I have highlighted the verb blue in all of the examples, so you always know which of the words is the verb.

Please note that ne becomes n’ when in front of a vowel or mute h.

Examples Sentences with Never in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say never in French is about seeing the negation in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say never in French through examples.

Je ne vais jamais abandonner.

I am never going to give up.

Je ne vais jamais nulle part.

I never go anywhere.

Je ne vais jamais au cinéma.

I never go to the cinema.

Je ne vais jamais à la plage.

I never go to the beach.

Tu ne parles jamais.

You never talk.

Elle ne va jamais à Paris.

She never goes to Paris.

Nous ne sommes jamais satisfaits.

We are never satisfied.

Vous n’êtes jamais chez vous.

You are never home.

Ils n’écoutent jamais.

They never listen.

Test Your Knowledge on Never in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for Never in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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