Get prepared to discover everything you ever wanted to know about the basic phrase “C’est génial”.
Including a full explanation of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Not to mention the useful stuff we added like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!
The literal meaning is:
The literal meaning can be misleading, because actually “C’est génial” means “That’s great” and not “That’s genius“. To say that, use “C’est du génie” instead.
Let’s see some examples on how to use “C’est génial” below!
Someone asks you if you enjoy biking in the mountains, you can say: “Oui, c’est génial” (Yes, that’s great!) or even simply “J’adore” (I enjoy it a lot).
You can also use it in a sentence, for example: “J’ai appris qu’ils ont trouvé un vaccin. C’est génial !” (I learned they found a vaccine. That’s great!)
If what you are talking about happened in the past, use instead “C’était génial !” (It was great!), and if it happens in the future, you can say: “Ça va être génial !” (It’s going to be great!)