All about the French word "Ouep"

You are going to discover all the things you need to know about the funny word “Ouep”.

To be more precise, this includes a full guide of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. But that’s not all, we also added useful informations like dialogue example, synonym, slow pronunciation audio and more!

By the way, you will find our others words explained on this page and all our French words explained on this page. Wish you a happy learning!

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How to pronounce?

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does ouep mean?

Definition

You probably know that the classic way to say “Yes” in French is “oui“, but there are other variations. For example: “Ouep” is the slang version of “Oui” and is generally translated as “Yep“.

But as you will see below, it doesn’t fit every situation, so be careful of the context before using it. If not used appropriately, there is a high chance of irritating the person you are talking with or making a poor first impression.

How to use it

A relative / a friend asks you if your exam went well, you can say: “Ouep, facile” (Yep, easy).

The judge asks you if you were at home during the night of the 17th of July, you say: “Oui” (Yes). But not “Ouep“! Because in a formal situation like this (with a judge, a teacher, a boss…), it sounds very provocative and you might get into trouble.

If you want a solution between “Oui” and “Ouep“, then you can use “Ouais” (Yeah). It’s fine in most situations, except very formal ones, and commonly accepted in daily life.

A rule of thumb: if you say “vous” to the person because you are showing respect, use “Oui“. If you say “tu” to the person, then you can use “Ouais“. And in case you need to be even more informal, you can use “Ouep” (Yep) instead.

Synonyms and similarities

  • Ouaip. (Yep)
  • Oui. (Yes)
  • Ouais. (Yeah)
  • Oué. (Yeah)(Texting)

Everyday life dialogue example

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue transcription

” T’as vu ce qu’il s’est passé ?! “
” Did you see what happened?! “
” Ouep, c’est ouf ! “
” Yep, it’s crazy! “
Carrément ! “
” Totally! “
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