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what does "J'en ai à faire" mean?

Can someone explain to me where this phrase comes from? Je +à+ ai+ à + faire???
Can you make it a bit clearer for me?

For learning: French
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    It means "I have to make it."

    "Avoir de qch a faire" means "have sth to do" . When "avoir" is used after "je" , it changes into "ai", and "de+ qch" change into "en" when they are put in front of the verb. "qch" means something.

    j'en ai rien à faire = cela ne m'interesse pas

    It means 'it looks at me', 'it's my business'

    The most natural answer for me as a Frenchman would be the same as Alexis. Most common is the negative form of this expression "je n'en ai rien à faire" meaning "i really don't care", "it doesn't interest me". It doesn't mean then "i have something to do" which would be translated by "j'ai quelque chose à faire" (without "en").

     

    1 )-"j'en ai à faire" : se conjugue qu'a la premiere pèrsonne du singulier
    2)- "j'en ai à faire "c'est un groupe composè :du pronom pèrsonnel (je) - (en ai ) - verbe (avoir) - (à) prèposition et faire (verbe)
    3 )- " j'en ai a faire " c'est une allocution.(language) qui n'ès pas classique.
    Ex : j'en ai rien a foutre

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