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The literal meaning is:
It means “It’s amazing/crazy” and aims to describe an incredible experience, story, place, person… or anything exceptional. It’s generally used positively, even though not always, just like in English “It’s crazy” can be negative.
You are visiting Paris and someone asks you what you think of the city, you can say: “C’est dingue !” (That’s amazing!)
You can also use it in a sentence, for example: “J’ai découvert qu’on va bientôt conquérir la planète Mars. C’est dingue !” (I discovered that we will soon conquer planet Mars. That’s crazy!)
If what you are talking about happened in the past, use instead “C’était dingue !” (It was amazing!)
And if it happens in the future, you can say: “Ça va être dingue !” (It will be amazing!)