In Swedish, I can say

Jag dör = Je meurs = I'm dying

But if I insert ju = "obvious"

Jag dör ju = I'm obviously dying

But ju does not mean directly "obvious". It's just a word that tells that the previous word is serious. Just as a swear word. For example.

Den är där = That is there.

But if I insert ju it becomes:

Den är ju där = That is obviously there


Does French have a similar way to say ju as in Swedish just to express that something is obvious?

The word ju is pronounced as the J from the word "jello" and u is pronounced as U from the word utiliser.

  • It's easy to tell something is obvious in French without using the word obvious given the fact that word doesn't exist in French...
    – jlliagre
    May 14, 2021 at 21:09
  • I just checked ju pronunciation [jʉː] and it's neither the J of jello [dʒ] nor the u of utiliser [y]. It sounds a little like the French yeux.
    – jlliagre
    May 14, 2021 at 22:21

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The closest translation keeping the conciseness of ju would probably be oui:

Oui, je meurs.

Oui, c'est là.

Here are other suggestions:


Certainement, assurément, évidemment, bien sûr


C'est clair

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