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

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Translation in English

Audio pronunciation

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does t'as du cul mean?


It literally means:

  • Tu as → You have
  • du cul → some ass

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

Now, let’s see a complete example of this idiom in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
Une enfance heureuse
Happy childhood
Claude:   Ça me manque de ne plus être un enfant.
I miss not being a child anymore.
Léa:   Pourquoi ?
Claude:   Tu n’as aucune responsabilité, tu peux simplement jouer et t’amuser.
You have no responsibility, you can just play and have fun.
Léa:   Quel genre d’enfant tu étais ?
What kind of kid were you?
Claude:   J’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.
Léa:   Quoi d’autre ?
What else?
Claude:   Je 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.
Léa:   Vraiment ?
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