Ça m'est égal = I don't mind/care (French Idiomatic Expressions)

In French, you use a specific expression to say if you mind somthing or not: "ça m'est égal".

How to say "I don't mind/care" in French

Look at these sentences:

Ça m'est égal.
Cela m'est égal.
I don't mind/care.

Ça t'est égal.
Cela t'est égal. 
You don't mind/care.

Ça lui est égal.
Cela lui est égal. 
He doesn't mind/care.
She doesn't mind/care.

Ça nous est égal.
Cela nous est égal.
We don't mind/care.

Ça vous est égal.
Cela vous est égal.
You don't mind/care.

Ça leur est égal.
Cela leur est égal.
They don't mind.

To express indifference when facing a choice in French (I don't mind/I don't care), you use the expression ça m'est égal.

Literally, you're saying "It is equal to me", hence the use of the indirect object pronoun to refer to the person who doesn't mind.

Ça m'/t'/lui/nous/vous/leur est égal. = I/You/He-She/We/You/They do(es)n't mind/care

Note that ça is the less formal form of cela: both are correct, cela would be used more in writing, and ça in speech.

See also Ça = that/this/it (French Demonstrative Pronouns)

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Ça leur est égal.
Cela leur est égal.
They don't mind.
Ça vous est égal.
Cela vous est égal.
You don't mind/care.
Ça nous est égal.
Cela nous est égal.
We don't mind/care.
Ça m'est égal.
Cela m'est égal.
I don't mind/care.
Ça lui est égal.
Cela lui est égal. 
He doesn't mind/care.
She doesn't mind/care.
Ça t'est égal.
Cela t'est égal. 
You don't mind/care.
I'll be right with you...