À mon avis

À mon avis
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Essential French Expression

Meaning in my opinion, to my mind, I think
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Pronunciation [ah mo nah vee]
IPA   [a mo na vi]

Usage notes: You can express opinions with French verbs like penser (to think), croire (to believe), and trouver (to find), or you can use the handy French expression à mon avis at the beginning or end of a sentence.

Par exemple…

À mon avis, c’est trop difficile.   In my opinion, that’s too difficult.
Ça coûte cher, à mon avis.   That’s expensive, in my opinion.

Texting abbreviation: AMA

Of course, you can also talk about other people’s opinions by changing the possessive adjective:

  • à mon avis – in my opinion
  • à ton avis – in your opinion
  • à son avis – in his/her opinion
  • à notre avis – in our opinion
  • à votre avis – in your opinion
  • à leur avis – in their opinion

Par exemple…

À ton avis ?   What do you think? (can be sarcastic)
Quelle est la meilleure solution, à votre avis ?   Which is the best solution, in your opinion?

Related expressions

  • les avis sont partagés – opinion is divided
  • c’est bien mon avis – I strongly agree
  • changer d’avis – to change one’s mind
  • de l’avis de tous – everyone agrees
  • donner son avis – to give one’s opinion
  • être de l’avis de – to have the same opinion as
  • être de ton / votre avis – to agree with you
  • être du même avis que – to have the same opinion as
  • à mon humble avis (ironic) – in my humble opinion
  • Deux avis valent mieux qu’un (proverb) – Two heads are better than one

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3 Responses

  1. Nahid 13 July 2014 / 3:00

    while thanking you for your great help during the last years, I love your new web and I think it is easier to work and to the point. I learn every day something new and thank you for that

  2. Gary Harryman 3 July 2014 / 13:56

    Bonjour Laura,

    Love your new style – clean and to the point and so logical. À mon avis, nothing else available even comes close to your lessons. I print many of them so I can scratch notes on them. I’m hoping you will write a series of the definitive progressive French textbooks soon.
    Merci et amicalement,
    Gary

  3. Peter Dunne,MD 2 July 2014 / 18:24

    Dear Laura, Merci mille fois pour toute les leçons et quant vous avez m’aider apprendre Français! Très Bien et très utile. J’espere que vous avez de la chance toujours. Je voudrais examiner votre nouvelle location et entreprise. Autre fois-Merci.
    Sincèrement,
    Peter Dunne, MD