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All about the French sentence "À tout de suite"

Get ready to find out everything you need to know about the basic French phrase "À tout de suite". It includes a full explanation of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added some useful informations like dialogue example, synonyms, slow pronunciation audio and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : See you very soon

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Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / a tu də sɥit /

aesthetic french quote a tout de suite

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What does it mean?


Use "À tout de suite" when you know you will see the person again that day, ideally in the next 30 minutes. If more than that, other expressions are more adequate, for example "À tout à l'heure" (See you later on that day).

That's why we tend to use "À tout de suite" only when leaving for a few minutes, typically for a short break.

How to use

Here are the variations to use when you know you will see the person again (*the time frames aren't fixed, but being too far from it might cause some misunderstandings).

Magic trick: if having to choose between "À tout de suite" vs. "À tout à l'heure" annoys you, there is a simple trick. Just use "À toute" because it could mean both of them, and it's shorter. But be careful, it's informal.

Synonyms / Related

Reminder: most of them are not "full synonyms". Please check the "How to use" section above for more details.

Example in a dialogue with audio


On se voit pour la réunion dans 20 minutes ?

See you for the meeting in 20 minutes?

Ça marche, à tout de suite

Alright, see you very soon

À tout de suite

See you very soon

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