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Discover the French sentence "C'est dingue"

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English translation

  • Translation : It's crazy

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Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / sɛ dɛ̃ɡ /

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What does c'est dingue mean?


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.

How to use it

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!)


↓ Example in a story with slow audio ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Vivre au 21ème siècle

Living in the 21st Century

AliceJacques, j'ai un problème.
Jacques, I have a problem.
JacquesQuoi ?
AliceJ'ai un nid de frelons dans ma chambre. Tu peux m'aider à m'en débarrasser ?
I have a hornet's nest in my room. Can you help me get rid of it?
JacquesJe n'ai jamais fait ça, regarde sur Internet comment faire.
I've never done that, look on the internet how to do it.
AliceJe ne pense pas qu'on trouve ce genre d'informations sur Internet.
I don't think you can find that kind of information on the Internet.
JacquesJe pense que tu sous-estimes la puissance d'Internet.
I think you underestimate the power of the Internet.


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