What Does the French Word 'Génial' Mean in English?

It's a great word to have on hand for casual conversations

You might find yourself using the French word "génial" in a variety of situations. Génial is an adjective and is often used in informal conversations to express happiness.


génial (adjective): of genius, inspired

C'est une géniale idée !
That's a brilliant idea! 

génial (adjective, informal): great, cool

Ce film est génial.
This movie is great.

- On va au resto. - Génial !
- We're going to a restaurant.

- Great!


The word génial is pronounced [zhay nyal].