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The French idiom "Arrête tes conneries"

We are going to explain you everything you have to know about the funny expression "Arrête tes conneries". To be clear, this includes a full explanation of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. And because we want to help you on your learning journey, we also added some useful things like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonym and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : Cut the crap

  • Literal meaning : Stop your bullshit

  • Register : Informal - Funny

Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / aʁɛt te kɔnʁi /

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What does arrête tes conneries mean?


How to use

If someone around you is saying nonsense or acting stupidly, you can say "Arrête tes conneries !".

This is familiar and, depending on the situation, it might get perceived as "kidding" but also criticism.

If you say it to tease a close friend about something, he/she will probably laugh about it. But if you say it to someone you barely know and with an aggressive tone, people won't react the same way, so be careful when you use this one.


↓ Example in a story with English translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Manque de motivation

Lack of motivation

AliceJe ne veux pas y aller !
I don't want to go!
JacquesAllez !
Arrête tes conneriesLiterally: Stop your bullshit
! On y va !
Come on! Cut the crap! Let's go!
AliceNon, je ne veux pas ! J'ai mal partout !
No, I don't want to! I ache all over!
JacquesC'est normal de se sentir comme ça après une séance de sport !
It's normal to feel like this after a workout!
AliceMais pourquoi tu m'obliges à y aller ?!
But why are you forcing me to go?!
JacquesParce que tu m'as dit que tu voulais être en forme pour l'été !
Because you told me you wanted to be in shape for the summer!
AliceJe ne veux plus ! C'est trop pour moi !
I don't want any more! It is too much for me!


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