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The French idiom "Arrête ton baratin"

We are going to show you everything you want to know about the funny expression "Arrête ton baratin". To be more precise, it includes a complete guide of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. But, we also added useful informations like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonym and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : Give it a rest

  • Literal meaning : Stop your jibber jabber

  • Register : Informal - Funny

How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / aʁɛt tɔ̃ baʁatɛ̃ /

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What does arrête ton baratin mean?


How to use it

If someone around you is talking way too much and you want this person to stop, you can say "Arrête ton baratin !". Beware that it's familiar and, depending on the situation, it might get perceived as "kidding" but also aggressive 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.

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue with audio


Ça suffit ! Arrête ton baratin !

Stop your jibber jabber!

Mais je m'amusais juste...

But I was just having fun...

C'est pénible

It's annoying

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