Discover the French phrase "C'est marrant"

On this page, we are going to explain you all the things you want to know about the basic sentence “C’est marrant”.

To be more precise, this includes a complete guide of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. And because learning a new language is important, we also added some super useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

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English translation


Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does c'est marrant mean?


The literal meaning is:

  • C’est → It is
  • Marrant → Funny

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).


  • C’est rigolo. (“It’s funny“)
  • C’est drôle. (“It’s funny“)
  • C’est hilarant. (“It’s hilarious“)
  • C’est à mourir de rire. (“Literally: It’s to die of laughing“)
  • C’est des barres. (“Literally: It’s bars“)(Slang)
  • Des barres de rire. (“Literally: Bars of laugh“)(Slang)
  • Des barres. (“Literally: Bars“)(Slang)

Audio dialogue example

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” 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 “
” So-so “
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