10 Ways To Say Me In French

How do you say me in French?

Me in French is: “moi” (pronounced mwa). For example, “Venez-vous avec moi?” (Are you coming with me?). The object pronoun “me” also means me. For example, “Est-ce que vous me voyez?” (Do you see me?). The command, “Donnez-moi” means “give me”. This lesson will examine all the French words for me in detail.

Me in French — Summary table

Here are the ways of saying “me” in French.

"Me" in FrenchComments: Usage and grammar
Avec moi (with me)Moi is a stressed pronoun. Stressed pronouns are preceded by prepositions such as avec (with), sans (without) and pour (for).
Moi, j'aime... (Me, I like...)In this context moi ads emphasis and means "Personally" or "As for me".
Vous me regardez (You look at me).
Vous m'aimez (You love me)
Here, the me and m' mean "at me" and "me". The French "me" is a direct object pronoun.
Vous me répondez (You answer me)Here me is an indirect object pronoun and simply means "me".
Donnez-moi / Ne me donnez pas (Command: give me, don't give me)Here moi and me appear in the context of an affirmative and negative imperative (command).

“Moi” — correct pronunciation

The pronunciation of moi is “mwah”. In fact, all words containing the letter combinations “oi” sound like wah. This page on Forvo offers several pronunciation samples of moi.

This quick video by How To Pronounce demonstrates the correct pronunciation.

“Moi” — definition and exact meaning

The exact meaning of “moi” is me. Moi is a stressed pronoun. This means that the word moi commonly (but not always) is preceded by prepositions such as avec (with), pour (for), sans (without), contre (aginst), sur (on) and chez (at the home or place of).

Here are some example sentences where moi appears as a stressed pronoun using the above prepositions.

  • Est-ce que tu viens avec moi? Are you coming with me?
  • Il travaille pour moi. He works for me.
  • Ils ne partent pas sans moi. They’re not leaving without me.
  • Êtes-vous contre moi? Are you against me?
  • Mes amis comptent sur moi. My friends count on me.
  • Elle dort chez moi. She’s sleeping at my place.

“Moi!” can also appear standing on its own to mean “me!”. For example:

  • Qui aime le fromage? – Moi! Who likes cheese? – Me?
  • Qui veut manger de la glace? – Moi! Who wants to eat some ice cream? – Me!

Moi can also precede the word “je” (I) to add some emphasis. In this context, “moi” can translate to both “personally” and “as for me”.

For example:

  • Moi, je préfère parler français! (Personally/As for me,) I prefer speaking French!
  • Moi, je n’aime pas le chou-fleur. (Personally/As for me,) I don’t like eating.

Moi can also appear in the context of an imperative (command). For example:

  • Parle-moi! Speak to me!
  • Écrivez-moi! Write to me!
  • Téléphonez-moi! Call me!

Negative commands, however use “me”. Here are the previous there examples in the negation:

  • Ne me parle pas! Don’t speak to me!
  • Ne m’écrivez pas! Don’t write to me!
  • Ne me téléphonez pas! Don’t call me!

“Me” — definition and exact meaning

The other way to say “me” in French is “me” (pronounced lə or luh).

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In the following sentences, the “me” serves the role as a direct object pronoun. This means that it mean “at me” and “me” for verbs not followed by the preposition à. For example:

  • Vous me voyez. You see me.
  • Tu me regardes. You look at me.
  • Il me connaît. He knows me.
  • Elle m’invite. She invites me.

In the following sentences, “me” is an indirect object pronoun meaning me for verbs followed by the preposition à.

  • Elle me parle. She speaks to me.
  • Tu me réponds. You reply to me.
  • Ils m’écrivent. They write to me.

Note that for the above sentences, you cannot use “à moi”. This would be considered wrong and improper French.

For example, you cannot say “Elle parle à moi” to say “She speak to me”. You must say “Elle me parle”, as stated in the examples above.

The verb “penser” (to think), however, works differently. To say, “She think about me”, you would say: “Elle pense à moi”. You cannot say “Elle me pense” in French.

This page covers all of the direct and indirect object pronouns in detail.

Me too and me neither

The rules for expressing “me too”, “so am/do I” and me neither are a bit tricky in French.

If somebody makes an AFFIRMATIVE statement and you want to agree, you must say “moi aussi”, which translates to: 1) Me too, 2) So do I and 3) So am I.

For example, if somebody says “J’aime manger la glace” (I like to eat ice cream), and you want say either “me to” or “so do I”, you MUST say “moi aussi”.

However, if somebody makes a statement in the NEGATION, such as “Je n’aime pas le chou-fleur” (I don’t like cauliflower) and you want to agree saying “me neither” you must say “moi non plus”.

You cannot use “moi aussi” to say “me too” when agreeing with a negative statement. You must use “moi non plus.

One more example: “Je n’aime pas étudier la grammaire française” (I don’t like studying French grammar). Agreeing statement: “Moi non plus” (me too or me neither).

Phrases containing me in French

The following is a list of common English and French phrases where the word “me” appears. In certain cases, there is an informal and formal version of the phrase in French. The two versions are separated by a slash (/), which the informal version coming first.

  • C’est moi! It’s me!
  • C’est pour moi. It’s for me.
  • Excuse-moi / Excusez-moi. Excuse me.
  • Appelle-moi / Appelez moi. Call me.
  • Veux-tu m’épouser? / Voulez-vous m’épouser? Will you marry me?
  • Pardonne-moi / Pardonnez-moi. Forgive me.
  • Suis-moi / Suivez-moi. Follow me.
  • Parle-moi / Parlez-moi. Talk to me.
  • Pas moi. Not me.
  • Donne-moi / Donnez-moi. Give me.
  • Montre-moi / Montrez-moi. Show me.
  • Avec moi. With me.
  • Viens avec moi / Venez avec moi. Come with me.
  • Qui, moi? Who me?
  • Réponds-moi / Répondez-moi. Answer me.
  • Attends-moi / Attendez-moi. Wait for me.
  • Pourquoi moi? Why me?
  • Ça marche pour moi. That works for me.

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