The French expression "C'est simple comme bonjour"

We are going to explain you everything you have to know about the basic idiom “C’est simple comme bonjour”.

To be clear, this includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. Together with the useful informations we sprinkled like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!

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French to English translation

Pronunciation

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean exactly?

Definition

  • Simple → Simple
  • Comme → As / Like
  • Bonjour → Hello

What’s more natural than saying “Hello” to someone? What is easier in French than the word “Bonjour“? For both questions, the answer would be “Not much“.

That’s why we use this comparison when talking about something very simple, easy or obvious.

How to use

Well, when it comes to using this expression: “C’est simple comme bonjour” (It’s as simple as hello). 

Simply replace any mention of “It’s super easy” or “It’s really simple/obvious” by “C’est simple comme bonjour” and you are done.

Synonyms

  • C’est bête comme chou. (“It’s stupid like cabbage“)
  • C’est enfantin. (“It’s childish“)
  • C’est simple comme tout. (“It’s as simple as everything“)
  • C’est simple comme Baptiste. (“It’s as simple as Baptiste“)(French name)
  • C’est du gâteau. (“It’s cake“)

Audio dialogue example

Audio dialogue by French natives

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” C’est dur d’apprendre le Français ? “
” Is it hard to learn French? “
” Non. C’est simple comme bonjour “
” No. It’s as simple as hello “
” Je commence aujourd’hui alors ! “
” I’m starting right now then! “
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