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Everything about the French idiom "Touché"

We are going to teach you all the things you want to know about the basic expression "Touché". To be more precise, it includes a complete definition of what it is and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. And that's not all, we also added some useful things like synonym, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

French to English

  • Translation : You got me / You make a point

  • Literal meaning : Touched

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce



  • IPA : / tuʃe /

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What does touché mean?


“Touché” is a French word used to acknowledge a good point made during an argument. (Similar to “You got me” or “You make a point” or “Good catch”).

It's also commonly used in English and literally means “Touched”.

How to use it

Imagine you are debating against someone and they make a very good point that you didn't see coming. In this case, to admit that they made a witty point, you can say: “Touché”.



↓ Example in a story with translation ↓

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

Accro à la cigarette

Addicted to cigarettes

Jacques et Alice sont assis dans un café.
Jacques and Alice are sitting in a cafe.
Alice prend une cigarette et commence à fumer.
Alice takes a cigarette and begins to smoke.
JacquesJe ne savais pas que tu fumais !
I didn't know you were smoking!
AliceÇa fait deux ans...
It's been two years...
JacquesDeux ans ?! Alors pourquoi je ne t'ai jamais vu fumer ?
Two years?! So why haven't I seen you smoke?
AliceJe ne fume jamais à la maison. Sinon les parents seraient furieux.
I never smoke at home. Otherwise the parents would be furious.
JacquesMais Alice, ce n'est pas bon pour ta santé !
But Alice, this is not good for your health!
AliceOh ne commence pas, je sais bien.
Oh don't start, I know.


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