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The French sentence "C'est abusé" revealed

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French to English translation

  • Translation : It's insane

  • Register : Informal - Funny - Slang

How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / sɛt‿ abyze /

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What does c'est abusé mean?


The literal meaning is:

But that's used to say: "It's insane/madness" and aims to describe a shocking event, generally negative like an accident or some bad news.

That being said, young generations tend to also use it as a slang way to say simply: "It's crazy", so don't be shocked if you hear it in another context.

How to use

Something shocking happened like an accident or a bad surprise or bad news, you can say: "C'est abusé !" (That's insane!)

You can also use it in a sentence, for example: "J'ai appris que cette société maltraite les animaux. C'est abusé !" (I learned this company is mistreating animals. That's insane!)

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue with French audio


T'as vu ce qu'il s'est passé ?!

Did you see what happened?!

Ouais, c'est abusé !

Yeah, that's insane!

Carrément !


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