Discover the French sentence "C'est génial"

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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!

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French to English translation


Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

C'est génial ! meaning


The literal meaning is:

  • C’est → It’s
  • Génial → Genious

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 and similarities

  • C’est trop bien ! (“That’s so great!“)
  • C’est super ! (“That’s super!“)
  • C’est super bien ! (“That’s super great!“)
  • C’est top ! (“That’s great!“)
  • C’est magnifique ! (“That’s magnificent!“)
  • C’est parfait ! (“That’s perfect!“)

Everyday life dialogue example

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” 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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