The French sentence "C'est rigolo" revealed

On this page, we are going to show you all the things you want to know about the funny phrase “C’est rigolo”.

It includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Together with the useful things we added like synonym, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Oh and if you want, you can find more phrases explained like this one on this page plus the list of all our French words content on this page. Ready to learn? C’est parti ! (Let’s go!)

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French to English translation

Pronunciation guide

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

C'est rigolo meaning


The literal meaning is:

  • C’est → It is
  • Rigolo → Funny

Among all the different ways to say “It’s funny” in French, “C’est rigolo” is one of the most used one. It’s coming from the verb “rigoler” which means “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).

Synonyms and similarities

  • C’est marrant. (“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)

Everyday life dialogue example

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue text

” J’ai regardé ce film dont tout le monde parle “
” I watched this movie everybody is talking about “
” Alors, c’est rigolo ? “
” So, is it funny? “
” Comme ci, comme ça “
” So-so “
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