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Discover the French phrase "C'est n'importe quoi"

Are you ready to find out everything you have to know about the basic sentence "C'est n'importe quoi"? To be more precise, it includes a detailed guide of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example. Not to mention the cool stuff we added like dialogue example, synonym, slow pronunciation audio and more!

French to English

  • Translation : That's bullsh*t

  • Register : Informal - Basic

How to pronounce?



  • IPA : / sɛ nɛ̃pɔʁtə kwa /

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C'est n'importe quoi meaning


It literally means:

The expression "C'est n'importe quoi" is commonly used in daily French. Depending on the context, it can mean "It's nonsense" or "Bullshit" as you will see just below.

How to use it

First scenario: someone says something completely untrue or unrealistic:


Second scenario: you are talking about something shameful, shocking or nonsensical:


In most cases, you can shorten it by using "N'importe quoi" without "C'est". The meaning is the same, it just makes it more informal. Same thing for the slang version "C'est n'imp". 


Example in a dialogue


À mon avis, la terre est plate

In my opinion, earth is flat

C'est n'importe quoi !

That's bullsh*t!

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