How to say I don’t care in French = Ça m’est égal

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 immediately test your knowledge on how to say I don’t care in French
  • how I don’t care in French Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how the idiom I don’t care in French fits in French A1 grammar.

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.

Test Your Knowledge on I Don’t Care 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 I Don’t Care 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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