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All about the French phrase "Passe à autre chose"

Get ready to learn everything you want to know about the inspirational sentence "Passe à autre chose". It includes a detailed guide of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. But, we also added some useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!

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How to pronounce?



  • IPA : / pas a otʁə ʃoz /

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What does it mean exactly?


The literal meaning is:

This is a sentence French people are using as an advice to someone for moving on to something else.

To be more precise, it's encouraging someone to forgive or stop thinking about a tough situation like a breakup, divorce, failure, etc. But you can also use it more casually after a misunderstanding to ask someone to forget about what just happened.

How to use

Scenario 1: your best friend went through a breakup and he/she is still suffering from it, you can advise him/her for example: "Passe à autre chose, c'est du passé" (Move on, it's the past)

Scenario 2: you made a funny mistake while talking. Everybody laughed, then the conversation moved to another topic. But someone is still making fun of it and it annoys you, you can use: "C'est bon, passe à autre chose, on a compris" (Ok we got it, move on).

In both scenarios, just using "passe à autre chose" without anything else is fine too.


Example in a dialogue with audio


Elle m'a quitté...

She dumped me...

Passe à autre chose, le meilleur est à venir.

Move on, the best is yet to come.

Oui, tu as raison !

Yes, you're right!

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