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c’est le cadet de mes soucis

C’est le cadet de mes soucis is a fun little French idiom that translates literally to “It’s the youngest child of my worries”. The word souci translates to worry. English translations include:

  • That’s the least of my worries.
  • That’s the least of my issues.

French-to-French meanings including the following:

  • Cela ne m’importe pas That’s not important to me
  • Cela ne m’intéresse pas du tout I’m not interested in the slightest
  • Cela m’est égal Fine with me

Here’s an example sentence:

  • J’ai beaucoup de choses a faire cette semaine, mais reparer le climatiseur, c’est le cadet de mes soucis. I have a lot to do this week. But repairing the air conditioner, that’s the least of my worries.

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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