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Discover the French sentence "C'est génial"

Get prepared to find out everything you want to know about the basic sentence "C'est génial !". More precisely, this includes a full guide of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the cool informations we added like synonym, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

French to English translation

  • Translation : That's great!

  • Register : Informal - Basic




  • IPA : / sɛ ʒenjal ! /

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C'est génial ! meaning


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!

How to use it

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!)

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue with French audio


J'ai réussi mon examen !

I passed my exam!

C'est génial !

That's great!

Merci ! Je suis aux anges !

Thanks! I'm ecstatic!

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