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Discover the French sentence "C'est drôle"

Get ready to discover everything you want to know about the basic French phrase "C'est drôle". This include a complete guide of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the cool stuff we added like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

French to English

  • Translation : That's funny

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / sɛ dʁol /

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What does c'est drôle mean?


"C'est drôle" is the most common way to say "It's funny" in French.

How to use it

The very classic way to say "It's funny" in French is "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).


↓ Example in a story with English translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Une journée de merde

A shitty day

Nous avons tous, parfois, des journées où tout va mal.
We all have, sometimes, days when everything goes wrong.
Pour Joe, c'était aujourd'hui...
For Joe, it was today...
La journée commençait mal dès le début...
The day started badly from the beginning.
Joe se réveille, va dans la salle de bain et découvre que le robinet est cassé.
Joe wakes up, goes into the bathroom and sees that the tap is broken.
Donc il se brosse les dents dans l'évier de la cuisine...
So he brushes his teeth in the kitchen sink...
Ensuite, il se prépare un café.
Then he prepares himself a coffee.
Il le verse dans une tasse.
He pours it into a cup.


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