Ça tombe bien

Ça tombe bien
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French Expression

Meaningthat works out well, that’s convenient/fortunate, good timing
Literallythat falls well
Registernormal
PronunciationFrench sound files [sah to(m) byeh(n)]
IPA  [sa tɔ̃ bjɛ̃]

Usage notes: The French expression ça tombe bien has several meanings, all of them good. It indicates that an event or suggestion is fortuitous, well-timed, convenient, etc. It might help to remember it as "that falls into place nicely."

Par exemple…

Pierre va me payer le déjeuner. Ça tombe bien – j’ai oublié mon portefeuille. Pierre is going to treat me to lunch. That’s fortunate – I forgot my wallet.
– Je vais à la poste, tu veux m’accompagner ?
– Oui, ça tombe bien. Je peux aller à la teinturerie à côté.
 – I’m going to the post office, do you want to go with me?
– Yes, that works out well. I can go to the dry cleaner next door.

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