Discover the French idiom "Ça te chauffe"

Get prepared to discover everything you have to know about the basic expression “Ça te chauffe”.

This include a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in everyday life with an audio example. Not to mention the cool informations we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonym and more!

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Translation in English

How to pronounce it?

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean exactly?


This expression means “Does it warm you up?” and is commonly used in informal contexts to express: “Are you up for it?” or “Would you like to do it?“. It’s basically an informal way to invite people to do something with you.

How to use

N.B. use this expression in informal contexts only. For more formal contexts, use instead: “Ça te dit ?” or “Ça vous dit ?“. Now let’s see some examples…

To use it, add “Ça te chauffe ?” after the sentence describing your plans. This way you’ll make the invitation clear, without being pushy. For example: “On va à la montagne ce weekend, ça te chauffe?” (We are going to the mountains this weekend, up for it?).

For the plural form, use “Ça vous chauffe ?” instead.

If someone asks you “Ça te chauffe ?” You can answer with classic answers like “oui” or “non” (yes or no) but you can also answer with something more familiar: “Oui, je suis chaud !” (Yes, I’m up for it!) or “Non, je ne suis pas chaud.” (No, I don’t want to do this).

You can also use the conditional, which makes the question softer and more open: “Ça te chaufferait ?” (Would you be up for it?)


  • Ça te dit ? (“Up for it?“)(Formal & Singular)
  • Ça vous dit ? (“Up for it?“)(Formal & Plural)
  • Ça te tente ? (“Does it tempt you?“)
  • Ça t’intéresse ? (“Does it interested you?“)
  • T’es partant ? (“Are you up for this?“)(Familiar)
  • T’es motivé ? (“Are you motivated?“)(Familiar)
  • T’es chaud ? (“Are you hot for this?“)(Slang)

Dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue text

” Je vais au restaurant, ça te chauffe ? “
” I’m going to the restaurant, does it warm you up?* “
Peut-être, je vais y réfléchir “
” Maybe, I will think about it “
” Ok, do whatever you want “
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