Je suis

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Je suis meaning

Je suis is the French for “I am” and the first person conjugation of être in the present tense. It’s also frequently used to say “my name is.”

It became much more known internationally with je suis Charlie, a slogan used to show support for the victims of a terrorist attack at the office of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in 2015.


  • I am
  • My name is

Alternative forms

Example sentence

Je suis vraiment désolé(e)

I am really sorry.

Salut, je suis Marie !

Hi, my name is Marie !

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