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Discover the French phrase "C'est marrant"

On this page, we are going to explain you everything you have to know about the basic phrase "C'est marrant". It includes a full definition of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. Together with the useful stuff we added like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

English translation

  • Translation : It's funny

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  • IPA : / sɛ maʁɑ̃ /

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What does c'est marrant mean?


The literal meaning is:

Among all the different ways to say "It's funny" in French, "C'est marrant" is one of the most used one. It's coming from the verb "Se marrer" which is an informal synonym of the "Rigoler" (To laugh).

How to use it

The very classic way to say "It's funny" in French would be "C'est drôle", but "C'est marrant" and "C'est rigolo" are totally fine too, even if they are a bit more informal.

In addition, the slang way to say it is: "C'est des barres" (It's bars) or simply "Des barres" (Bars).

Finally, if something is extremely funny, you can use "C'est à mourir de rire" (Literally: It's to die of laughing) or "C'est hilarant" (It's hilarious).


Example in a dialogue with audio


J'ai regardé ce film dont tout le monde parle

I watched this movie everybody is talking about

Alors, c'est marrant ?

So, is it funny?

Comme ci, comme ça


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