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The French phrase "C'est parti" revealed

We are going to teach you all the things you have to know about the basic French sentence "C'est parti !". This include a detailed definition of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example.In addition, we also added some super useful stuff like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

French to English

  • Translation : Let's go!

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce



  • IPA : / sɛ paʁti ! /

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What does c'est parti ! mean?


"C'est parti" is a very common French phrase which literally means "It left" but is generally translated as "Let's go" or "Here we go".

It's useful in many situations and announces the beginning or the launch of something.

How to use it

You can use it when you want to announce the launching of any kind of activity, like a trip, a dinner, a movie, a flight, a race, etc.

There are three ways to use it. The first is as at the beginning of a sentence with "pour" (for):

The second is at the end of a sentence:

The last is as a standalone:

If you want synonyms, "allons-y" and "on y va" can be used too and both mean "let's go". And for funnier synonyms, check the next paragraph...

Fun stuff

A funny synonym of this expression is "C'est parti, mon kiki" which literally means "Let's go my hoo-ha". More precisely, "kiki" is the childish way to say "genitals" and so it sounds cute for French natives. But this is of course informal register...

Another synonym is "C'est tipar" which also means "Let's go / Here we go" but with the syllables of the word "par-ti" being reversed as "ti-par" by a mechanism called "verlan".

The word "ver-lan" is itself a "verlan" of the word "à l'envers" which means "Reversed"...

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue with audio


Tu es prête ?

Are you ready?

Oui, allons-y

Yes, let's go

C'est parti !

Let's go!

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