Get ready to learn everything you need to know about the basic expression “Arrête ton char”.
More precisely, it includes a complete explanation of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. And also the useful stuff we added like slow pronunciation audio, synonyms, dialogue example and more!
The “chariot” is an image for the nonsense that someone is saying. And since we want to make it stop, we say “Stop your chariot” just like we would say “Stop your nonsense”.
If someone around you is saying nonsense you can say “Arrête ton char !“.
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.