c'est

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See also: cest, CEST, cèst, čest, and česť

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • c (abbreviation, text messages, internet)

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of ce (it, this) and est (is), the third-person singular indicative present form of être (to be).

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

c'est

  1. it is (used to define the preceding word)
    Le temps, c’est de l’argent.Time is money.
  2. it is (used to introduce a focus)
  3. this is

Derived terms[edit]


Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French c'est (it is), compare Haitian Creole se.

Verb[edit]

c'est

  1. to be

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cest (older manuscripts)

Contraction[edit]

c'est

  1. it is