C’est parti !

C'est parti !
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Informal French Expression

Meaning Here goes, Here we go, And we’re off
Literally It left
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Pronunciation French sound files [say par tee]
IPA   [se par ti]

Usage notes: C’est parti is a very useful French expression that you can use any time something is starting to happen or is just about to happen, especially something that is complicated and/or has been a long time coming.

Par exemple…

Les bagages sont dans le coffre ? Tout le monde est là ? Allez, c’est parti !   The luggage is in the trunk? Everyone’s here? OK, we’re off!
Après 10 ans de recherche-développement, nous sommes fiers d’annoncer le lancement de notre nouveau gadget. C’est parti !   After 10 years of research and development, we are proud to announce the launch of our new widget. Here we go!

Variation: C’est parti, mon kiki !

 Kiki doesn’t mean anything here; it’s just a fun little addition, like in the expression "Let’s go, Daddy-O!"

Elsewhere, kiki has a few different meanings (informally "throat," in baby talk "weiner").

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