How to Complain in French

How to Complain in French

It’s important to know how to complain. Sometimes you just want to moan and grumble and it would be fun to know a few words so that you could do it in French. Here are 14 excellent ways to start groaning like the French.  

Be careful using some of these expressions. I’ve written the clean English translations, but some of these can be pretty vulgar.*

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Ça y est, ça commence. Here we go again.
Ça suffit, maintenant! That’s enough, now!

I’ve had enough!

C’est chiant.* That’s annoying.

This is boring.

What a pain.

That sucks.

Tu me fais chier.*** You’re ticking me off.

You’re _____ me off.

You’re getting on my nerves.

J’en ai marre. I’m tired of this.

I’m fed up.

I’ve had enough.

I’m sick and tired.

C’est pas possible! You’ve got to be kidding me.

I can’t believe it.

You can’t be serious.

This is getting ridiculous.

J’en ai ras le bol. I’m fed up.

I’ve had it up to here.

Je m’en fous.* I don’t care.

I don’t give a _____.

Va te faire foutre.****** —- you.
Tu vas trop loin. You’re going too far.
Je m’emmerde.** I’m bored stiff.

I’m bored to tears.

Tu m’emmerdes.*** You’re getting on my nerves.

You’re ticking me off.

J’en peux plus. I can’t take it anymore.
C’est vraiment casse-pieds. What a pain in the neck.

RÂLER – TO GRUMBLE, TO COMPLAIN

je râle nous râlons
tu râles vous râlez
il – elle – on râle ils – elles râlent

«ARRÊTE DE RÂLER.»

«STOP COMPLAINING.»

«QUIT BITCHING.»

SE PLAINDRE – TO COMPLAIN

je me plains nous nous plaignons
tu te plains vous vous plaignez
il – elle – on se plaint ils – elles se plaignent

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