À chacun son goût

À chacun son goût
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French Expression

Meaning to each his own, there’s no accounting for taste
Literally to each one his taste
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Pronunciation [ah shah koo(n) so(n) goo]
IPA   [a ʃa kœ̃ sɔ̃ gu]

Usage notes: The French expression à chacun son goût is an acknowledgement of the fact that people have different tastes – it’s a way of expressing one’s awareness and acceptance of diverse opinions.


  • à chacun ses goûts
  • chacun son goût
  • chacun ses goûts

Par exemple…

Elle fait du jogging tandis que son mari se baigne. À chacun son goût !   She jogs while her husband swims. To each his own!
J’adore les fraises mais il les déteste – à chacun son goût.   I love strawberries but he hates them – there’s no accounting for taste.

 The above expressions are rare in French – in fact, a couple of native speakers have told me they’ve never heard any of them. Yet two deformations of à chacun son goût are commonly used in English:

  1. chacun à son goût – literally, "each one to his taste"
  2. chacun a son goût – "each one has his taste"

Synonymous expressions

  • Des goûts et des couleurs (on ne discute pas) – Literally, “About tastes and colors (we don’t talk)”
  • Des goûts et des couleurs (on ne dispute pas) – “About tastes and colors (we don’t debate)”
  • Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas – "Tastes and colors aren’t talked about””
  • Tous les goûts sont dans la nature – “All tastes are in nature”

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