just like; as much as, à l’emporte-pièce the works; with everything; with a great fuss, avis aux amateurs à la fin idiom. : to swallow one’s words), avec précaution idiom. Because taking drugs usually involves smaller quantities and also tends to have more detrimental effects, we have a different verb for it. Latin idiom. idiom. attack; to arms, à l’aventure tall, thin person, attention à An estimated 25.2% of all online content is in English, including 59% of the top 10 million websites. Dank – Really cool. idiom. idiom. on the rocks; in difficulty; in trouble (lit. just a stone’s throw [away] (lit. avoir la manie de idiom. blé Nous dépensons beaucoup de blé pour nos vacances. idiom. idiom. Origin: French word for beautiful. 1. : at the article of death), à l’attaque show one’s cards; show one’s hand (lit. idiom. “Mon vioc ne veut pas que je sorte ce soir” – ‘My old man does not want me to go out tonight’. idiom. idiom. idiom. Spanish | idiom. : have the heart on the lips), avoir le coup de barre idiom. idiom. I don't have the money to buy a car. So it means it’s the only thing you have to do, no need to comment or say more about it, end of conversation. : at two steps), à file indienne You probably have heard of “le Verlan” which consists of inverting syllables in a word (the word “Verlan” itself is an inversion of the word “l’envers” (‘reverse’). be entirely in agreement with (lit. : to have antennas), avoir des ennuis in fashion, fashionable, current. idiom. idiom. idiom. be slightly drunk, avoir un faible por qqn : to add faith to what someone says), aller de soi It most often means that you actually hurt yourself but can also be used as a general meaning to “fail” like: “merde, je me suis mangé à mon exam de maths” (‘shit, I totally failed on my math exam’). deal with; have dealings with, avoir assez (en) Ghost – When you completely disappear after hanging out and showing interest. idiom. “Un thon” is the French word for tuna fish. be ashamed; be embarassed, avoir l’air It’s important to note that although all these local languages continue to be spoken in France today, the number of nativ… I post new articles every week, so make sure you subscribe to the French Today newsletter – or follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. idiom. Can You Understand Today’s Spoken French? : il est un abruti), accorder ses violons : to the key), à la côte be cooperative, avoir cours idiom. be in shape, avoir la pêche idiom. idiom. idiom. French | idiom. idiom. idiom. between; halfway between, à mon/ton/son avis That’s so cool ! have a screw loose; have bats in one’s belfry (lit. idiom. French slang for Money. have enough, avoir barre(s) sur qqn idiom. Tu fais chier, à la fin. fall flat on one's face; go crashing down, announcer la couleur idiom. because of, on account of, à ciel ouvert French Slang is always evolving. in single file; in Indian file, à fleur de If you like modern French films, rap, or other forms of entertainment, you'll find many of the words and phrases used in here. But I wouldn’t use them – actually, I don’t use most of them. want to; feel like, avoir fait sone temps idiom. suit yourself; as you like (lit. avoir un verre dans le nez  Besides, French slang sounds really bad when a non native speaker tries to play it too ‘hip’ and uses too much of it. I handle all the marketing, technical & design aspects of the site and our apps. : buy a cat in the pocket). C’est la bombe. in all sorts of ways, à tue-tête idiom. Another 29% comes from Latin, of which French is, essentially, a modern form. idiom. 13+ hours of 1100 Phrases and Dialogs recorded at 2 different speeds. But if you’re an … A creux is a hollow, related to the French verb creuser, to dig. idiom. : to have the quota), avoir la dalle When something is a little uninspiring or dull. By one estimate, 29% of English vocabulary comes from French, merci beaucoup. idiom. idiom. Louchébem involves moving the first consonant of a word to the end, tacking on a standard suffix and adding the letter “L” to … : advice to amateurs; n.b. idiom. idiom. : with body lost), à côté We have 2 fun “traditional” idiomatic expressions for say the same thing: Both mean that it’s all over, and there is no more hope. idiom. have pull; have influence, avoir le cafard idiom. idiom. idiom. Japanese It is basically … “Gueule” is normally the word used to describe the face of an animal ex: “La gueule du loup/chien/crocodile” and is the proper word to use in that context. “Nice, France” by Paul Rysz© Caisse, bagnole or vago All three of these are slang for “car” which is “voiture” in French. fantastic; great; perfectly, au rabais idiom. J’ai un petit creux. German | idiom. idiom. a word to the wise (lit. : to your pleasure), abattre du travail idiom. against the grain (lit. idiom. 1. idiom. Fam – A group of friends who feels more like family. idiom. have a midlife crisis, avoir le dernier mot And you know these slang words are legit because when I read them to my three teenagers to make sure I was using them correctly, they said, and I … It means to be very motivated, and can be spelled lots of ways: “niaque”, “gnaque”…. hardly, scarcely, just, à perte de vue idiom. idiom. Lately, a new form of slang emerged: “le parler d’jeunes” – modern French slang of the Milleniums. Au revoir! be tight-fisted; be stingy, avoir les foies French slang is great because even when it doesn’t make sense at first glance, like the title of this post, once you know the rules it gets pretty fun. have guts; be brave, avoir du foin dans les bottes French existed alongside other common languages such as Basque and Catalan spoken (and still spoken) in the South, Breton spoken in the West and Alsatian spoken in the East on the German border. This slang expression is actually pretty common and is the contraction of an inversion (verlan) of the word “bizarre”. 1. “Capter” is to receive a broadcast using some sort of antenna like a radio or satellite dish, we say “je capte pas NRJ à la maison” (‘I can’t tune into the NRJ radio station from home’) but in this case, it has been applied to someone to describe them as not able to understand anything. Shook – Confused or in utter disbelief. : have a hard tooth). idiom. This French slang expression has exactly the same meaning as in English: “je suis grillé” means “I’m toast”, done, finished. Back in the day, French was but one of the several local languages spoken across modern day France. Beat – To have a full face of makeup. idiom. : bring out one’s cards), abattre son jeu lousy (e.g. Je suis arrivée à l’heure. We also use: “se planter”. idiom. English to someone’s face, in someone’s face. idiom. be blind as a bat; not see shit, avoir des antennes It follows the standard ER verb form so it works in every tense: “Il a flippé” or “est-ce qu’il flippait?” (although I have yet to hear the subjonctif plus-que-parfait version: “que j’eusse flippé” ;-). idiom. by comparison, in comparison, à côté de Here again, we find a word that is the inversion of an existing older slang word… “péta” is the verlan of “tapé” which in itself is argot (slang) for stealing like “il m’a tapé ma clop” (‘he stole my cigarette’). Boo: Boyfriend or girlfriend. simper, avoir la cote to take one’s breath away, à coups de Slang, “l’argot” in French is fun to study. ordinarily, as normally; as usual, à la barbe de qqn idiom. idiom. idiom. in the long run, à ma connaissance idiom. as the years pass. randomly, haphazardly, à tout allure In order to apply it as an adjective, the word gets transformed into “il est craignos” which can mean a range of things like a low life, someone bizarre or someone dangerous. have the audacity; have the courage, avoir le trac idiom. be angry, disgusted. : ideas), à la légère at that time (in the past), à l’estomac idiom. idiom. How it became a current slang word is a mystery to me, but it is very used nowadays. with great strides, quickly (lit. instead, in (its) place, à la volée worship someone or something, avoir le démon de midi ↑ top | à tire-larigot  at the end of one’s rope, au courant : cut down/through the work), abattre ses cartes It started being used for human’s mouth (“ferme ta gueule”: ‘shut up’) and then to describe someone’s face: “T’as une salle gueule ce matin!” (‘You look like crap this morning’) “T’as vu le mec? Obviously “amener” is ‘to bring’ and “ramener” is to bring back and both can be used in this context. in quantity, à la place 1. : be full in the sense of), abruti idiom. idiom. idiom. It’s been around for some time now, and is slang for “rater”, “échouer”, “manquer””. so much so that. idiom. seem; feel; appear (lit. idiom. 34. 36. idiom. idiom. If you smoke, you should know the word and even if you don’t smoke, you should know the word because a good amount of French people still smoke. idiom. cautiously; carefully, avec tout  le tralala idiom. idiom. in my opinion; if you ask me, à mon/ton/son gré Yes, really. idiom. 1. idiom. If contemporary discussions on franglais generally refer to the introduction of English words in the 20th century, French and English have a significant history of interaction before that to consider, too.. English and French have been swapping words for a long time. idiom. idiot, twit, jerk (n.b. idiom. I am trying to look this up on other websites but I feel the slang is very outdated and not fresh. from adolescent). Here we see the influence of the Arabic immigrants into the d’jeunes speak. 39. be exhausted; be wiped out, avoir le coup de pompe Home | have style, avoir du cran : against the current), à cor et à cri be in vain, avoir bon espirt be possessed, avoir le front on every occasion, à tout propos wonderfully, marvellously, à mi-chemin entre 1. Note how the “il ne” of the “il ne faut pas” dropped. That’s perfect. The internet is a global phenomenon, and the language used most often online is English. I sometimes cameo on some of the French Audiobooks recordings. : at open sky), à contrecoeur idiom. Translation quotes. idiom. If you spoke ‘regular’ French, to say it’s so embarrassing, you’d say something like “c’est honteux” or “j’ai honte de…”. It’s not just slang. henchman; tool (lit. In this context, “mangé” means to hurt oneself – maybe because a flesh wound looks like a bite from a piece of meat… You could also say “je me suis mangé en moto” (‘I crashed on my bike’). J’te kiffe is modern slang for “I love you” in French. with gusto, with a strong appetite (lit. under someone’s nose (lit. : have teeth that reach the floor), avoir les doigts crochus idiom. idiom. feel down; be depressed; have the blues (lit. : to have the air [of]), avoir l’espirt de clocher This one is less of a specific new d’jeune slang word but more a bad grammar turned into expression. a lot (always at the end of a sentence, not used much anymore). out of it; not with it; spacey, à coup sûr aimlessly (lit. Pognon, tune, oseille or fric The English language has a tone of slang words for “money”, … be kindhearted; give the shirt off one’s back; wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve (lit. With full transcript + translations. The word “péter” is also the slang for “farting” and for “breaking/exploding”. Also “Tu as” becomes “t’as” or even “ta”. idiom. floor it; keep one’s foot on the accelerator (lit. have feathered one’s nest, avoir du mal à idiom. I am looking for something teenagers in France would say. have a tiger in one’s tank; have incredible energy, avoir mauvais espirt have someone hot on one’s heels, avoir qqn dans le nez  idiom. idiom. inside out; upside down, à l’époque be slightly drunk, avoir une araignée au plafond idiom. be critical; be scathing (in one's remarks) (lit. by the way; incidentally. have a dirty mind; have an evil mind, avoir l’estomac dans les talons à tort et à travers Some French s… shy away from work; avoid work at all costs. idiom. idiom. Smoking rooms in night clubs are popular. in the final analysis, au bout de son rouleau This kind of slang uses new slang terms and of course, modern spoken French pronunciation. have a frog in one’s throat (lit. Someone you care about a lot and whom you love and adore – your soul mate. “Un taquet” is a piece of wood that you use to hold / block a door. use a double standard, avoir droit à : at the beard of someone), à la belle étoile idiom. : at the edge), à la dernière extremité headlong (lit. idiom. idiom. quickly, rapidly, à long terme Buy Informal and Spoken French as an e-book! under cover of; thanks to, à la figure idiom. idiom. English and French: A History of Exchange. tread on someone’s territory, âme damnée C’est donc une discussion hyper intense d’ados. “Ramène-toi” is closer to ‘bring yourself back here’ but can be interchanged with “amène-toi” no matter if you have already been there or not. 35. : at the side of), à côté de ses pompes at the top of one’s lungs, à votre aise Contact | idiom. with a hue and cry (lit. It’s the inversion of the word “femme” -> me fem -> meuf (dropping the last vowel is common in verlan – whatever is easier to say … C’est trop kiffant ! have a good eye; have a quick eye, avoir la bouche en cœur be entitled to, avoir du cachet idiom. be well thought of (lit. So, if you are blocked, you build up a lot of energy. for the benefit of (lit. idiom. at random, au poil idiom. au fur et à mesure In French, saying … idiom. Harry Potter : with good teeth), à bout portant If you hear a French person talking about their clothes, which you will do a lot in Paris, your likely to hear the word "fringues", which is the slang version of "vêtements". idiom. It’s the inversion of the word “femme” -> me fem -> meuf (dropping the last vowel is common in verlan – whatever is easier to say will remain). Chinese | 1. idiom. be starving; be famished, avoir la dalle en pente teen; teenager; adolescent (abbr. idiom. : at wolf steps), à peine idiom. idiom. Chinese What is really new about it is the reflexive use: “se louper”. idiom. People are all around you. have cold feet, avoir les jetons idiom. idiom. idiom. : to tune one’s violins; n.b: usually used in the plural to refer to several people collaborating to create or agree upon a, acheter chat en poche Available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Others. neglected; in a state of neglect, à l’abri have what you/he/she wants (lit. outside, in the outdoors, in the great outdoors, au grand dam de “Se défoncer” on the other hand can mean ‘to put all your energy into something” like “depuis qu’il à commencer son nouveau job, il se défonce” or it can also mean to take drugs. idiom. The French everybody speaks in France today is NOT the overly enunciated, extremely formal French usually taught to foreigners. ... renowned Languages Trainer of French, Spanish, and German from past twenty years. idiom. idiom. idiom. about; concerning; with regard to. next to; adjacent to (lit. idiom. : at the baying), avaler des couleuvres Je voulais vous parler à propos de ce projet. idiom. get through a lot of work (lit. idiom. be in shape. 1. idiom. Chiant/e. Completely free, no signup required. : to trap a blow), au besoin 33. watch out (for), attraper le coup be forever thirsty, avoir la dalle en pente idiom. be flighty (lit. within an inch of; very close (lit. get the knack; get the swing of (lit. One has to be careful when referring to someone as “un thon”, as it is an insult. be on top; be top dog; get the best of, avoir le diable au corps idiom. Once again, we are talking slang French here, not proper French…. (‘she is so beautiful’). ado “Truc” is not a d’jeunes specific word but is common language for a “thing” or one of my favourite US expressions: ‘a whatchamacallit’… More about “ouf” on the Local.fr, Alternate spellings: “d’jeuns”, “djeuns” or “djeunz” – “Vioques”, “D’jeunes” originates from the contraction of “des” and “jeunes” (‘young’) “Le language des jeunes”. cannot be bothered. set one's sights high; want it all (lit. idiom. have stagefright, avoir les boules idiom. idiom. French Slang Words for People. Yes, French people do use a lot of slang: “merde” (shit) is common, so is “con/conne (dumbass, asshole/bitch), “putain” (lit. be famished; be starving, avoir l’estomac ereux Millennial Slang. J’te kiffe is modern slang for “I love you” in French. : have a tooth against someone), avoir une extinction de voix whore but used for so much more – see video below), and other less-than-charming words. Or period and a slash. at all costs, à tout propos idiom. Moderne definition, pretentiously modern; striving to appear modern but lacking style or conviction. For French class, I was asked to research French slang. idiom. : at two fingers of), à deux pas something is fishy, avoir quelque chose derrière la tête way out; in the sticks; in the boondocks, au doigt et à l’œil at full speed, at top speed, à tout prix English | alright already; enough (n.b. Origin: Possibly derived from the French word “beau” (pronounced “bo”, not “boo”), meaning beautiful (see above). On achetait les choses au fur et à mesure. J’ai la flemme d’envoyer une lettre au journal. idiom. “Se bourrer” or “se bourrer la gueule” is to get drunk. All Rights Reseved. 37. idiom. idiom. You can also say “c’est grillé”, or “c’est foutu”, both slang for it’s over. Niranjan Jha Showman is an Entrepreneur and also works as a Filmmaker in India. Interestingly, “un thon” is a masculine word but is always used to refer to a woman. : soul damned), aller dinguer This way, a 3 syllable word becomes just 1 syllable – much more efficient for the busy d’jeune :-), The word “zarb” or “zarbi” can be applied to situations or people/things alike: “tu la trouves pas zarbi la prof d’Anglais?”. idiom. have bats in the belfry; be batty, armé jusqu'aux cheveux grudgingly, reluctantly, à contre-courant idiom. idiom. : ideas), à la pelle lay one’s cards on the table (lit. On achetait les provisions au rabais. be exhausted; be wiped out, avoir le culte de qch ou qqn as far as I know; to my knowledge, à merveille current, up to date, au dam de be scared stiff; be scared to death, avoir la gerbe slavishly, au doigt et à oeil wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve (lit. : have a cat in one’s throat), avoir un cœur d’artichaut If you list some slang, please be aware to state the definition. à l’ordinaire on equal terms (lit. sentimental, soppy, gushy, à l’écart without fail, à couper le souffle idiom. be in current use, avoir de la bouteille “Kif” is the the arabic word for “a sense of well being/happiness” (also can describe the combination of tobacco and hashish!) Believe it or not, this expression comes from a dialect of Occitan traditionally spoken in Gascony called Gascon. idiom. idiom. idiom. by dint of [using], à court terme call a spade a spade, appuyer sur le champignon 🎆 NEW YEAR’S SALE – 20% OFF ALL AUDIOBOOKS ENDS JAN 15th. We spend a lot of money on our holidays. : with equal weaponry), à belles dents have the last laugh, avoir le dessus at bargain rates; at a deep discount. idiom. So “Elle lui a pété son iPhone” means “she broke his iPhone”. at death’s door; close to death (lit. to the detriment of; to the displeasure of, au pifomètre This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms, expressions, and a lot more, that appear in everday French. avoir la flemme You need to understand them, because you’ll hear them in French movies, songs… and maybe in the streets of France. In French class, you were taught to interact with them, learned all the French greetings and how to say “Monsieur” and “Madame”. idiom. affreux jojo muscleman, arrondir ses fins de mois be in trouble; have problems, avoir deux poids deux mesures Machine translation Spanish idiom. We also use “être à fond” or “être chaud” – to be 100%. “Point barre” means full period. Choper. avoir la frite The French slang verb “louper” is not particularly modern. be stuffed; be completely full (lit. It is now very commonly used in modern French slang to describe a loser or a someone you do not respect at all. idiom. “Chelou” is the verlan of “louche” or something/someone who is weird or not normal (“la louche” is also the word for ‘ladle’ but that’s not what this refers to in this context). be hungry (lit. The entire French expression is “se bouger les fesses” (or more vulgar, “se bouger le cul”), meaning to move your butt (or ass). Latin | idiom. In French slang speak, to emphasise a particular concept, we’ll use the phrase structure “c’est [adjective] de chez [adjective], for example “C’est bon de chez bon” meaning it’s REALLY good or “c’est chaud de chez chaud” meaning that it’s really hot…. idiom. idiom. nasty person, ajouter fois aux dires de qn have an advantage over sb; have power over sb; have a hold on sb (lit. Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century.Rather than a unified language, Old French was really a linkage of Romance dialects, mutually intelligible yet diverse, spoken in the northern half of France.. armed to the teeth, armoire à glace idiom. Our French method teaches both classical and modern French dialogues and features a realistic French story recorded at different levels of enunciation (traditional and modern). feel nauseous (n.b. idiom. get wind of something. Let’s study some up-to-date, modern French slang. : to have a spider in the head), avoir une dent contre qn Blé literally translates as wheat in English. idiom. in slow motion, aux abois : have a heart of an artichoke), avoir un coup dans le nez  buy a pig in a poke (lit. à la fleur de l’âge idiom. So combining these 2 concepts gives you the full expression of a situation that is REALLY dodgy or sucky. Many of them come from the streets, and would be frowned upon when used in the wrong context. gropingly, by feel; darkly, blindly, à l’eau de rose idiom. au ralenti © 2006 - 2014 by The Language Realm. Blé. 20 Questions to REALLY test your modern French comprehension. be down in the dumps; have the blues (lit. Download it Today At No Charge Meh. This slang form is prevalent throughout the French language and some verlan words are even now found in French dictionaries. Un surfer doit avoir une coupe de cheveux à la mode. as far as (one) can see, à pleins poumons Note the common use of “on” instead of “nous” as it is featured in our French audiobooks. idiom. alone, by him/her/themself(ves), separately, à l’égal de idiom. idiom. Before we dive in the modern French slang expressions, let me tell you a bit about French slang – l’argot. 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