All about the French sentence "Comme d'habitude"

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To be more specific, it includes a full definition of what it is and how to use it in a dialogue with an audio example. And also the useful informations we added like synonyms, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

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English translation

Pronunciation guide

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

Comme d'habitude meaning

Definition

The literal meaning is:

  • Comme → As / Like
  • d’habitude → usual

 

The French expression “comme d’habitude”  is used typically when talking about something that happens regularly or something that isn’t surprising. It’s translated as “as usual” in English and has a very similar usage.

How to use it

You can use it at the beginning or at the end of your sentence:

 

But you can also use it as an interjection during a conversation to show that you are not surprised, that it’s usual:

  • Il est arrivé en retard. → He was late.
  • Comme d’habitude. → As usual.
 

And for all these cases, you can shorten it informally as “comme d’hab” to make it shorter and easier to use.

Synonyms

  • Comme d’hab → As usual (Informal)
  • Comme toujours → As always
  • À chaque fois c’est pareil → Every time it’s the same
  • C’est toujours la même chose → It’s always the same thing
  • Comme à l’accoutumée → As usual (Formal)

 

Dialogue example

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

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J’ai un petit creux, et toi ? “
” I am a little hungry, and you? “
” No, I ate too much, but I’m thirsty “
” Comme d’habitude… “
” As usual… “
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