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All about the French phrase "Ça marche"

Ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the basic French sentence "Ça marche"? This include a complete guide of what it is and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example.In addition, we also added some useful informations like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!

English translation

  • Translation : All right

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How to pronounce



  • IPA : / sa maʁʃ /

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Ça marche meaning


"Ça marche" is an informal way to say in French "OK" or "Alright"  or "Agreed" or even "It works" depending on context.

How to use it

It can mean literally, "It works", for example:

But most of the time, it's used to say "OK" or "Alright" or "Agreed". For example, in informal contexts, you can use:

Note that you can also use "Ça roule" (It rolls) exactly the same way, it's just a bit more informal.

Finally, for formal contexts, it's better to avoid this expression and use things like "D'accord" (Agreed) or "Avec plaisir" (With pleasure) or simply "Oui" (Yes) instead.


Example in a dialogue


Je vais voir mes amis

I'm going to meet my friends

Ça marche, amuse-toi bien

Alright, have fun

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