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Everything about the French phrase "En effet"

You are in the right place to discover everything you want to know about the basic French phrase "En effet". To be clear, this includes a detailed definition of what it is and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. But wait, we also added some useful informations like synonyms, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : Indeed

  • Register : Formal - Basic

Pronunciation example



  • IPA : / ɑ̃n‿ efɛ /

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What does en effet mean?


This is an expression that we use very often. It means "Indeed / That's true / It's true / That's right".

How to use

A simple example: you are asked: "C'est vrai que tu as 25 ans ?" (Is it true that you are 25 years old?) you can answer: "Oui, en effet" (Yes, indeed) or "Oui, c'est vrai" (Yes, that's true)

Note that "En effet" is formal register and "C'est vrai" is neutral register. So if you want something more informal, you can use instead: "Carrément" (Absolutely).

Synonyms / Related

Few antonyms:

Example in a dialogue


C'est tellement beau Paris

Paris is so beautiful

Oui, c'est à couper le souffle

Yes, it's breathtaking

En effet, ça me manque !

Indeed, I miss it

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