The French sentence "Ce n'est pas mon truc"

We are going to teach you all the things you want to know about the basic phrase “Ce n’est pas mon truc”.

To be more specific, it includes a full definition of what it is and how to use it in a conversation with an audio example. And also the useful informations we added like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!

By the way, on this page you can find our others phrases tutorials and all our guides about French words on this page. Have fun!

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Pronunciation guide

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean exactly?

Definition

It literally means:

  • Ce → This
  • N’est pas → Is not
  • Mon truc → My thing

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 and similarities

  • Ce n’est pas du tout mon truc. (“It’s really not my thing“)
  • Ce n’est pas mon genre. (“It’s not my genre“)
  • Ce n’est pas mon style. (“It’s not my style“)
  • C’est pas du tout mon truc. (“It’s really not my thing“)
  • C’est pas mon truc. (“It’s not my thing“)
  • C’est pas mon genre. (“It’s not my genre“)
  • C’est pas mon style. (“It’s not my style“)

Everyday life dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” Tu aimes la pizza ? “
” Do you like pizza? “
” Non. Ce n’est pas mon truc, et toi ? “
” No. It’s not my thing, and you? “
” J’adore ! “
” I love it! “
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