C'est du chinois

Literal translation


“It is Chinese!”

English equivalence


“It’s all Greek to me!”

Listen to the pronunciation

Explanation / Comment


This is absolutely not an insult to my dear Chinese friends! ❤️🇭🇰❤️

It is true that when you look at the Chinese characters, you have no clue about the meaning of this strange language… 😵‍💫

When you face a situation when you don’t understand at all what is being said, it’s time to pull out your secret weapon: the idiom “C’est du chinois !

Example


🇫🇷 “Je ne comprends rien à ses explications sur la physique quantique … c’est du chinois !”

🇬🇧 “I can’t understand a word he says about quantum physics… it’s all in Greek!