All about the French sentence "C'est tipar"

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Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does c'est tipar ! mean?


“C’est tipar” is a slang French phrase which literally means “It left” but is generally translated as “Let’s go” or “Here we go“.

It comes from “C’est parti” (which has the same meaning) but with the syllables of the word “par-ti” being reversed as “ti-par” by a mechanism called “verlan“, very used in slang contexts.

(The word “ver-lan” being itself a “verlan” of the word “à l’envers” which means “Reversed“…)

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):

  • Tu es prêt pour le voyage ? → Are you ready for the trip?
  • Oui ! C’est tipar pour la Californie ! → Yes! California, here we go!

The second is at the end of a sentence:

  • Je suis prête → I’m ready
  • Allez, c’est tipar ! → Alright, let’s go!

The last is as a standalone:

  • On mange au restaurant ? → Let’s eat at the restaurant?
  • C’est tipar → Let’s go


Dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” What are we doing tonight? “
” We meet in Paris? “
” C’est tipar ! “
” Let’s go! “
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