French Expressions To Sound Like A Local In France
When you are learning a language some of the most important words you will learn are local slang expressions and the colloquial vernacular. In order to understand what the average person is saying, from a Parisian side street to a small village in the Côte d’Azur, you need to know a bit of slang to help you fit in and get by. These expressions will help you fit into any casual conversation and the more French slang you learn, the more you will sound like a local!
Bien ? / Quoi de neuf ? – What’s up?
Laisse tomber – Never mind, let it go
Je me casse – I’m out of here! (informal)
Sans blague – No joke, duh
Quoi – Isn’t it? (to put emphasis at the end of a sentence. It’s not grammatically correct.)
Trop stylé – Cool, awesome
Nickel – Perfect
Santé! – Cheers! (during a toast)
Pompette – Tipsy
Bouffe – Food
C’est du gâteau ! – It’s easy, it’s a piece of cake!
Quand les poules auront des dents – When pigs fly, that will never happen
Oh purée ! – Oh my goodness!
Ça craint ! – That sucks!
Flasher sur quelqu’un – To have a crush on someone
Gars / mec – Guy, man
Nana – Woman, girl
Canon – Hot, attractive person
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