How to say I don’t care in French = Ça m’est égal [+11 Examples & Quiz]

I don't care in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say I don’t care in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say I don’t care in French
  • how I don’t care in French is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say I don’t care in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on I don’t care in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

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

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say I don’t care in French!

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I Don’t Care in French

The best way to say “I don’t care” in French is in the following way:

  • ça m’est égal = I don’t care

The literal translation is “It is equal to me”.

This is generally used to state your indifference when facing a choice.

This can be used in both a formal and an informal context.

Please have a look at the following examples to see how ça m’est égal is used in French.

Ça m’est égal.

I don’t care/mind.

Ça t’est égal.

You don’t care/mind.

Ça lui est égal.

He doesn’t care/mind.

She doesn’t care/mind.

Ça nous est égal.

We don’t care/mind.

Ça vous est égal.

You don’t care/mind.

Ça leur est égal.

They don’t mind.

Please note that ça is the less formal form of cela.

Ça is used more in speech and informal writing, whereas cela is more used in formal writing.

You could replace ça with cela in any of those sentences and you’d still be correct.

Here are some informal ways to say I don’t care in French

Je m’en fiche.

I don’t care/mind.

Je m’en moque.

I don’t care/mind.

Please only use these when speaking with a person you know well.

Examples Sentences with I Don’t Care in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say I don’t care in French is about seeing the idiom ça m’est égal in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say I don’t care in French through examples.

Ça m’est égal.

I don’t care/mind.

Ça t’est égal.

You don’t care/mind.

Ça lui est égal.

He doesn’t care/mind.

She doesn’t care/mind.

Ça nous est égal.

We don’t care/mind.

Ça vous est égal.

You don’t care/mind.

Ça leur est égal.

They don’t mind.

Ça m’est égal, ce que disent les gens.

I don’t care what people say.

Même si elle ne vient pas ça m’est égal.

I don’t care/mind even if she doesn’t come.

Ça m’est égal de me lever à 6 heures.

I don’t mind getting up at six.

Je m’en fiche.

I don’t care/mind.

Je m’en moque.

I don’t care/mind.

Quiz Yourself on I Don’t Care in French

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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.

Fill in the Blank!Ça .

I don’t care/mind.
Fill in the Blank!Ça .

He doesn’t care/mind.

She doesn’t care/mind.
Fill in the Blank!Ça .

They don’t mind.

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