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All about the French sentence "Ça roule"

You are in the right place to find out all the things you want to know about the basic French idiom "Ça roule". To be more precise, this includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Not to mention the useful informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!

English translation

  • Translation : All right

  • Literal meaning : It's rolling

  • Register : Informal - Basic

Pronunciation example



  • IPA : / sa ʁul /

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What does ça roule mean?


"Ça roule" is an informal way to say in French "OK" or "Alright"  or "Agreed" depending on context.

How to use

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 marche" (It works) exactly the same way, it's just a bit more formal.

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.

Fun facts

In familiar contexts or as a joke, you can also say "Ça roule ma poule" (It rolls my chicken). But be careful because you are implying that the person you are talking to is a chicken...


↓ Example in a story with translation ↓

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

Enfin ensemble

Finally together

Philippe se réveille avec un grand sourire, parce qu'aujourd'hui, sa petite amie Emily arrive en France.
Philippe wakes up with a big smile, because today his girlfriend Emily arrives in France.
Ils se sont rencontrés il y a six mois à l'université de Nice, où ils étaient étudiants.
They met six months ago at the University of Nice, where they were students.
Mais il ne l'avait pas vu pendant plus d'un mois.
But he had not seen her for more than a month.
Car elle avait décidé de passer du temps avec sa famille en Australie.
Because she decided to spend time with her family in Australia.
Philippe s'habille, mange rapidement, se brosse les dents. Puis se rend à l'aéroport.
Philippe gets dressed, eats quickly, brushes his teeth. Then goes to the airport.


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