Is this similar to the American 90s songs?

JenniferC1Kwiziq community member

Is this similar to the American 90s songs?

In the 90s, several rap groups released songs that included the repeated refrain "Whoop/Whoot there it is!"  This would often be played during sporting events, especially basketball, as a way to celebrate scoring a goal. Is the French "ça y est" similarly celebratory?  Is it ever associated with scoring a goal at a sporting event?  

Asked 11 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jennifer,

"Ça y est" is not really used to specifically celebrate a goal / sporting event in French. I guess you can hear French commentators say something such as below (following on reaching a decisive step in a competition for example):

Ça y est ! [nom] a réussi. Il / Elle a atteint / va participer à la finale. = That's it! [name] has done it. He/ she has reached / is going to take part in the final.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Is this similar to the American 90s songs?

In the 90s, several rap groups released songs that included the repeated refrain "Whoop/Whoot there it is!"  This would often be played during sporting events, especially basketball, as a way to celebrate scoring a goal. Is the French "ça y est" similarly celebratory?  Is it ever associated with scoring a goal at a sporting event?  

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