We are going to show you all the things you ever wanted to know about the basic French idiom “Tourne la page”.
More precisely, this includes a detailed guide of what it is and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. Not to mention the cool informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!
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.
Scenario 1: your best friend went through a breakup and he/she is still suffering from it, you can advise him/her for example: “Tourne la page, 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, use for example: “C’est bon, tourne la page, on a compris” (Ok we got it, move on).
In both scenarios, just using “Tourne la page” without anything else is fine too.