“C’est du chinois !”

Written by Anthony Lucas, French teacher since 2007

C'est du chinois

Literal translation

“It is Chinese!”

English equivalence

“It’s all Greek to me!”

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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 !


🇫🇷 “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!

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