Please explain Je me fiche des autres options

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Please explain Je me fiche des autres options

Je me fiche des autres options.  Please explain how what appears to be I (me) fiche (care?????) about other option is somehow in the negative?

Thank you

Asked 3 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There is no 'negation' in the sentence in French but the phrase with the reflexive verb 'se ficher'  «je me fiche de . . .» translates (in informal/familiar speech) to a negative statement in English 'I don't care about... "   

See Larousse https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/ficher/654737#549213

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je m'en fiche! -- I don't care! I don't give a damn!

Please explain Je me fiche des autres options

Je me fiche des autres options.  Please explain how what appears to be I (me) fiche (care?????) about other option is somehow in the negative?

Thank you

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