FYW 233: French slang expressions (1)
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By popular demand, I'll record some episodes to help you learn or recognise common French slang expressions. As you may know, the French you learn in the classroom and the French you hear in the street or in the movies can sometimes sound quite different ! If you enjoyed this episode, you may also find my short eBook "How to improve your French conversation skills" useful! It includes a section featuring common differences between French as you know is and as it is actually spoken in real life 😉 Check out my eBook Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Balles (argent): Il a acheté une nouvelle voiture à 15.000 balles ! A deux balles (worthless, cheap, lousy ; cheap joke, Xmas craker humour, bubblegum humour) Bobo (pain, scratch, boo boo ; boho, bobo) Mec, gars, type Pote, poto Nickel (super, parfait, impeccable), nickel chrome Faire cul sec, ¨cul sec!" Saouler Ma mère / vieille me saoule avec ses conseils à deux balles. ça me saoule to make/get sb drunk Mes vieux / mon vieux, ma vieille Se prendre une cuite = to get drunk / intoxicated / hammered / pissed Il est rentré du bar hier soir avec une bonne cuite. = He came home smashed from the bar last night. (source: Word Reference) Être cuit,e (Baby is cooked) LINKS and RESOURCES my eBook "How to improve your French conversation skills"
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By popular demand, I have recorded a series of episodes to help you learn or recognise common French slang expressions. As you may know, the French you learn in the classroom and the French you hear in the street or in the movies can sometimes sound quite different! In this episode we’ll go...
Published 06/15/22
Listener Nancy would like to clarify when “ne” can be dropped in French. When is it possible to deliberately forget this common 2-letter word? Is there any change in the meaning? Listen to find out! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Je n’aime pas quand tu...
Published 05/25/22