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Discover the French idiom "Ça te chauffe"

Get prepared to find out all the things you need to know about the basic expression "Ça te chauffe ?". It includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. Plus, we also added some useful things like synonym, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : Up for it?

  • Literal meaning : Does it warm you up?

  • Register : Informal - Basic

How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / sa tə ʃof ? /

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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?)


Example in a dialogue


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

D'accord, fais ce que tu veux

Ok, do whatever you want

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