“it is” in French: c’est

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In this French we will discuss the idiom “c’est which means “it is” in French. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how c’est is used in French,
  • how c’est is used in sentences in French,
  • how c’est Anki files can be downloaded.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about c’est

Table of Contents

Explanation of c’est

If you want to describe something in French, then you would the following idiom:

  • c’est (it is/this is/that is) + adjective 

This is an idiom that you will find yourself using often.

So it’s important that you get a good feel on how to use it.

Here are some practical examples on how to give a description with c’est in French.

C’est grave ?

Is it bad?

C’est bizarre.

That’s odd.

C’est vrai ?

Is it true?

C’est dommage.

It’s a shame.

C’est incroyable !

It’s incredible!

As you can see, there’s an adjective after c’est in every sentence.

Example Sentences Using c’est

The final section of this lesson on c’est is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on how c’est are used in practice. Here are some example sentences that show how c’est is used French.

C’est grave ?

Is it bad?

C’est bizarre.

That’s odd.

C’est vrai ?

Is it true?

C’est dommage.

It’s a shame.

C’est incroyable !

It’s incredible!

Test Your Knowledge on C’est

It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for c’est

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

Click here if you want to have the Anki File for this lesson

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

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