People love to have deep detailed discussions in France. Quite certainly, knowing how to express your agreement and disagreement can come very handy in such conversations. This article is for you to learn 10 phrases to agree and disagree in French.
1. JE SUIS D’ACCORD
It means “I agree,” and is an expression that can be used to express your opinion in the positive direction with the other person’s opinion. This phrase is used all across France and la Francophonie.
Je suis à cent pour cent d’accord avec toi / vous. (I am 100% in agreement with you.)
Je suis totalement d’accord avec toi / vous. (I absolutely agree with you.)
2. TOUT À FAIT !
This widely used French phrase means “definitely!”
Make sure to never say “définitivement,” which is a faux ami. While it seems to mean “definitely,” however, it really means “permanently”/ “once and for all.”
3. CARRÉMENT !
This happens to be a more formal way of saying “tout a fait”. It is used quite widely in formal situations.
4. ABSOLUMENT !
Another formal manner of saying “Carrément” is “Absolument”, which is used very often by French speakers.
5. JE SUIS DE TON / VOTRE AVIS
To express that you agree, you can also say “Je suis de ton avis”/“Je suis de votre avis” which signify, “I am of your opinion.”, meaning “I agree with you.” This is a great phrase which you can slip into French conversation!
6. JE NE SUIS PAS D‘ACCORD
Yes, that’s the negative form of “Je suis d’accord.” It means “I am not okay”, that is “I do not agree.”
In spoken French, you are allowed to drop the “ne” and mix “je” &“suis”, which is “shui”, to make it sound more like a native French speaker, “J’suis pas d’accord.”
7. TU TE TROMPES / VOUS VOUS TROMPEZ
This great phrase translates to “You’re mistaken” and is a little more formal.
As you know, “Tu” is used to address informally while “Vous” is used to address formally.
8. PAS MOI / MOI SI !
Add these phrases while conversing in French if you want to say you don’t agree with someone.To disagree with a positive statement, you should use the expression “Pas moi.”
Je veux aller à ce restaurant aujourd’hui.
I want to go to this restaurant.
Pas moi, j’suis trop fatigué !
Not me, I’m too tired!
In case you disagree with a negative statement, use the expression “moi si.”
Je ne veux pas aller dans ce restaurant aujourd’hui.
I do not want to go to this restaurant today.
Me, yes (I want to go to this restaurant).
9. N’IMPORTE QUOI !
You can use this commonly used informal French expression which means “Nonsense!”/ “Rubbish!”
10. TU AS TORT
Informally, to say that somebody is wrong, you can use this expression “Tu as tort”, which translates in English to “You are mistaken.” This will give a highly native touch to your spoken French!
Et voilà ! This was a list of 10 extremely useful expressions to express your agreement or disagreement in French.