How to say Despite in French = Malgré [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to say despite in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say despite in French
  • how malgré is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say despite in French
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to say despite in French

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say despite in French!

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Despite in French = Malgré

If you want to say “despite” in French, then you will use the following construction:

  • despite = malgré

Il est sorti malgré la pluie.

He went out despite the rain.

Je l’aime malgré tout.

I love him despite everything.

Il a réussi malgré toutes les difficultés.

He succeeded despite all difficulties.

Vous êtes venu malgré mon interdiction.

You came despite my ban.

Mary a continué à travailler malgré sa maladie.

Mary kept on working despite her illness.

Malgré son maigre salaire elle travaille très dur.

Despite her meagre salary, she works very hard.

Cela s’est retourné contre moi malgré mes bonnes intentions.

It backfired on me despite my good intentions.

If you want to talk about people, then you will use malgré with stress pronouns.

  • malgré + moi/toi/elle/lui/nous/vous/elles/eux

Je le fais malgré toi.

I’m doing it in spite of you.

Example Sentences on How to say Despité in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say despite in French is about seeing the malgré in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say despite in French through examples.

Il est sorti malgré la pluie.

He went out despite the rain.

Je l’aime malgré tout.

I love him despite everything.

Il a réussi malgré toutes les difficultés.

He succeeded despite all difficulties.

Vous êtes venu malgré mon interdiction.

You came despite my ban.

Mary a continué à travailler malgré sa maladie.

Mary kept on working despite her illness.

Malgré son maigre salaire elle travaille très dur.

Despite her meagre salary, she works very hard.

Cela s’est retourné contre moi malgré mes bonnes intentions.

It backfired on me despite my good intentions.

Je le fais malgré toi.

I’m doing it in spite of you.

Test Your Knowledge on How to say Despite in French

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

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 test as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for How to say Despite 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 B2 you can practice every French B2 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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