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Everything about the French idiom "T'as du cul"

We are going to teach you everything you need to know about the funny French idiom "T'as du cul". Including a full guide of what it is and how you can use it in everyday life with an audio example. Plus, we also added some useful things like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : You are lucky

  • Literal meaning : You have some ass

  • Register : Informal - Funny - Slang

Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / ta dy ky /

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What does t'as du cul mean?


It literally means:

In many Latin languages, the ass is associated with luck, so "To have some ass" means "To be lucky".

How to use it

This is informal, so try to avoid using it at work or in any formal situation, use instead "Tu es chanceux" (You are lucky) or even more formal "Vous êtes chanceux".

Let's imagine the context allows you to say such things and you are talking with someone telling you an anecdote where he/she got super lucky. Then you can say: "Tu as vraiment du cul !" (You are really lucky!) or simply "Tu as du cul !" (You are lucky)


↓ Example in a story with translation ↓

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

Une enfance heureuse

Happy childhood

ClaudeÇa me manque de ne plus être un enfant.
I miss not being a child anymore.
LéaPourquoi ?
ClaudeTu n'as aucune responsabilité, tu peux simplement jouer et t'amuser.
You have no responsibility, you can just play and have fun.
LéaQuel genre d'enfant tu étais ?
What kind of kid were you?
ClaudeJ'étais très actif. Je jouais dehors tout le temps et je fabriquais des choses.
I was very active. I was playing outside all the time and building things.
LéaQuoi d'autre ?
What else?
ClaudeJe voyageais beaucoup avec mes parents, et je rencontrais d'autres enfants.
I was traveling a lot with my parents, and I was meeting other children.
LéaVraiment ?


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