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All about the French phrase "Ça suffit"

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French to English

  • Translation : That's enough

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Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / sa syfi /

aesthetic french quote ca suffit

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Ça suffit meaning



It's the classic way to say "That's enough" in French, you can use it in most situations but it can be perceived as "bossy" because it's an order.

How to use it

If someone around you is doing something annoying and you want this person to stop, you can say: "Ça suffit" (It's enough). To insist on the emergency, you can use instead: "Arrête tout de suite" (Stop it right now)

Finally, for informal contexts, you can also use "Arrête ton cirque" (Stop your circus) or even "Arrête tes conneries" (Stop you bullshit). Beware, the last one is very familiar and might be perceived as aggressive.

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue


Ça suffit ! Arrête ton baratin !

Stop your jibber jabber!

Mais je m'amusais juste...

But I was just having fun...

C'est pénible

It's annoying

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Je suis désolé


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Je vous en prie