All about the French phrase "Tu peux le faire"

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This include a detailed guide of what it is and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. But that’s not all, we also added some useful informations like slow pronunciation audio, synonyms, dialogue example and more!

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How to pronounce

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean?

Definition

It literally means:

  • Tu → You
  • Peux → Can
  • Le faire → Do it

This is one way to say to someone “You can do it” or “Don’t give up” or “Hold on” or “Hang in there” or even “Don’t quit“.

By saying “You can do it” to someone, you are motivating this person to believe in himself/herself and to hold firmly to his/her dreams or an activity that he/she is doing right now.

How to use

You are doing some plank workout exercises with a friend and you see that he/she is about to give up, you can motivate him/her by saying: “Tu peux le faire !” (You can do it! Don’t give up!).

You can also use “N’abandonne pas !” which literally means “Don’t give up“. Or even “Tiens bon !” (Hold on!)

Check the next section for more variations.

Synonyms

  • Vous pouvez le faire. (“You can do it“)(Formal and plural)
  • Tiens bon. (“Hold on“)
  • Tenez bon. (“Hold on“)(Formal)
  • N’abandonne pas. (“Don’t give up“)
  • N’abandonnez pas. (“Don’t give up“)(Formal)
  • Tiens le coup. (“Keep going“)
  • Ne lâche pas. (“Don’t quit“)
  • Ne lâchez pas. (“Don’t quit“)(Formal)
  • Résiste. (“Resist“)
  • Ne céde pas. (“Don’t quit“)

Audio dialogue example

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue transcription

” Aujourd’hui, je passe un examen “
” Today, I have an exam “
” Bon courage ! Tu peux le faire ! “
” Hang in there! You can do this! “
” Merci “
” Thank you “
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