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The French phrase "Ce n'est pas mon truc" revealed

On this page, we are going to show you everything you need to know about the basic French phrase "Ce n'est pas mon truc". Including a full definition of what it is and how to use it in a dialogue with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added some useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!

French to English

  • Translation : It's not my thing

  • Register : Informal - Basic

Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / sə nɛ pa mɔ̃ tʁyk /

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What does it mean exactly?


It literally means:

Depending on context, this French sentence can have two meanings: that you are not very good at something or that you don't enjoy doing something.

How to use

First scenario: someone asks you if you are a talented singer, but you're really not... so you can say: "Non, ce n'est pas mon truc". It doesn't mean that you don't like to sing, just that you are not talented.

Second scenario: someone asks you if you enjoy doing hiking and you hate it, you can also say: "Non, ce n'est pas mon truc". Here, it's clear that you just don't like it, even if you might be good at it.

Disclaimer: both scenarios aren't 100% independent because we tend to be good at what we enjoy doing and vice versa...

You can also use "C'est pas mon truc" which is exactly the same thing, but a bit shorter. Indeed many French people skip the " n' " part, which represents the negation, because the word "pas" is clear enough to make the sentence negative.

Fun facts

A very-similar-but-yet-different sentence that you can use is "Ce n'est pas mon problème" which is a very very polite way to say "I don't care" (literally: "It's not my problem").

Synonyms / Related

↓ Example in a story with slow audio ↓

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

Un film triste

A sad movie

KarineCe film est tellement triste !
This movie is so sad!
RémiOui... vraiment déprimant.
Yes... really depressing.
KarineImagine... Elle a perdu son enfant, sa famille et même son travail.
Imagine... She lost her child, her family and even her job.
RémiC'est horrible.
That's horrible.
KarineJe me sens mal pour elle... Pauvre femme !
I feel bad for her... Poor woman!
Le film se termine. Karine essuie ses larmes...
The film ends. Karine wipes her tears...
KarineJe ne peux pas arrêter de pleurer...
I can't stop crying...
RémiC'était un film intéressant, bon choix !
It was an interesting movie, good choice!
KarineC'est tout ce que tu as à dire ?
Is that all you have to say?
RémiQu'est-ce que tu veux que je dise ?
What do you want me to say?


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Je n'ai pas le temps


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