10 Ways to Agree and Disagree in French
- October 9, 2020
- Posted by: Myteacher
- Category: Blog
1. JE SUIS D’ACCORD
This is an excellent phrase which is widely used in France and la Francophonie (French-speaking communities). It simply means “I agree,” and can be easily adapted to further emphasize your support for someone’s opinion.
Je suis totalement d’accord avec toi / vous
I totally agree with you.
Je suis à cent pour cent d’accord avec toi / vous
I am 100% in agreement with you.
Note that above, you’ll have to distinguish between the correct form of “you” depending on who you’re conversing with (Confused? Tu and Vous in French).
2. JE SUIS DE TON AVIS / DE VOTRE AVIS
Another way to express your agreement in French is to say “Je suis de ton avis” or “Je suis de votre avis” which both mean, “I agree with you.” The phrase literally translates to “I am of your opinion.”
Likewise, you can add an adverb, such as “totalement,” “complètement” or “entièrement,” to stress that you absolutely agree with someone.
3. TOUT À FAIT !
This is definitely a useful phrase to have up your sleeve for spoken French, and that’s what it means: definitely!
More informal versions include “Carrément !” or “Absolument !”
However! Watch out for “définitivement,” which is a faux ami (a false friend). While it looks like the French equivalent of “definitely,” it actually means “permanently” or “once and for all.” It’s definitely a faux pas to avoid!