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All about the French word "Voilà"

Ready to find out all the things you want to know about the basic French word "Voilà"? Including a full definition of what it is and how you can use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. But wait, we also added some useful things like dialogue example, synonyms, slow pronunciation audio and more!

English translation

  • Translation : There you go / Here it is

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce it



  • IPA : / vwala /

aesthetic french quote voila

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Voilà meaning


"Voilà" is a French interjection which means "There it is!" / "There you go!" / "This is it!". We use it to express satisfaction or to highlight an achievement. It basically creates drama when making an announcement or revealing something.

How to use it

Use it when you want to highlight something you just did, something you are happy with or proud of. Long story short: anything that deserves a little touch of drama...

We also use it sometimes with "Et" (And) as follows: "Et voila !" to make it even more theatrical.

N.B: We are here focusing on the famous use of "Voilà" as a preposition, but we can also use it in many different other cases in a sentence.

Funny stuff

It literally means "See there" because it comes from the words "Vois → see" and "là → there" but with it became just one word.

Synonyms / Related

Example in a dialogue


Tu peux me passer le pain, s'il te plaît ?

Can you pass me the bread, please?


There you go


Thank you

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Comment vous appelez-vous ?


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Bonne nuit