C’est pour offrir ?

C'est pour offrir
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French Expression

Meaning Is it a gift?
Literally Is it to give?
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Pronunciation French sound files [say poo ruh freer]
IPA   [se pu ʀɔ fʀiʀ]

Usage notes: You’ll often hear the French expression C’est pour offir ? when paying for your shopping, especially during the holiday season. It’s equivalent to "Is it a gift?" essentially meaning "Do you want me to remove the price tag?"

Par exemple…

Quel joli pull ! C’est pour offir ?   What a beautiful sweater! Is it a gift?
Le total s’élève à 43 €. C’est pour offir ?   The total comes to €43. Is this a gift?

C’est pour offir ? can also imply "Do you want it gift-wrapped?" so if you don’t want it wrapped, listen for a follow-up question including the words emballage cadeau or papier cadeau. If there isn’t one, be sure to speak up with something like this:

Pas de papier cadeau, merci.   No wrapping paper, thank you.
Je vais l’emballer moi-même.   I’m going to wrap it myself.

(C’est) pour offrir can also be used as a statement and with a real subject:

Je vais acheter ce parfum, c’est pour offrir.   I’m going to buy this perfume, it’s a gift.
Je cherche un bon livre pour offrir.   I’m looking for a good book to give as a gift.

And it can be used in a more general sense to talk about providing goods and services.

C’est pour offrir une gamme de produits plus étendue que nous avons …    In order to offer a wider range of products, we …
Notre but, c’est pour offrir un service client exceptionnel.   Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service.

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