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Discover the French sentence "Arrête de parler"

We are going to explain you everything you need to know about the basic French sentence "Arrête de parler". More precisely, this includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Not to mention the cool things we added like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

English translation

  • Translation : Stop talking

  • Register : Informal - Basic

Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / aʁɛt də paʁle /

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What does arrête de parler mean?


The literal meaning is:

How to use

There are many ways to say "Shut up" in French and even if it's never a pleasant thing to hear, some ways are (much) more harsh than others.

You can find all the possibilities in the section "Synonyms" below, but basically if you want to say it "Politely" you can say: "Arrête de parler" or "Chut" or "Silence".

For a "Neutral" way to say it, use: "Tais-toi" because it's right between the two extremes: neither super polite, nor very vulgar.

To say it "Vulgarly" use instead: "La ferme" or "Ta gueule" or "Ferme ta gueule".

In any case, it's better to avoid saying such things in a work environment and to be careful with the "Vulgar" category that can bring you some troubles...

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue with French audio


Arrête de parler !

Stop talking!

Même pas en rêve !

Not even in your dreams!

Tu es vraiment pénible...

You are really annoying...

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