Can you use this expression as part of a longer sentence?

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Julie

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1 July 2017

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Can you use this expression as part of a longer sentence?

This relates to:
Ça m'est égal = I don't mind/care (idiomatic expressions) -

Julie

Kwiziq community member

1 July 2017

1/07/17

For example, can you use this expression to say "I don't mind/care if you listen to music." or other things like that?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

1 July 2017

1/07/17

Bonjour Julie,
I am unable to locate anything in the lesson that discusses the idiom use in a longer sentence; however, ça m'est egal si tu écoutes de la musique pendant nous travaillons. seems perfectly plausible.
Of course, it is possible that there is a more correct way to utilize the idiom to say this phrase.
I am hedging my answer here because I do not know all of the idiom uses correctly.
Bonne chance !

Ron

Kwiziq community member

1 July 2017

1/07/17

Alors, I found an example phrase in Collins-Robert.
«Elle a le dos rond, et le bide assorti, les pieds en compote et le moral au diapason
Dis donc, Josyane, ça t'est égal ?»
As can be noticed from this phrase, it is a response to a statement, albeit, with a question.
Perhaps this idiom is intended to be simply used as a response, not unlike yes or no.

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

4 July 2017

4/07/17

Bonjour Julie,

Yes, you can say "ça m'est égal si ..." and "ça m'est égal que ..."

Ron

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4 July 2017

4/07/17

Merci, Laura !

Julie

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4 July 2017

4/07/17

Thank you both for taking the time to answer my question :)

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