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    A thread to try and collate all the French expressions which you like the sound off, with their equivalent and literal English translations.

    I may be travelling to France soon, and I usually speak French to friends that I know when we're bored, so it'll be interesting to input an interesting expression once in a while.
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    "Être rond comme une queue de pelle" (to be very drunk)
    "En faire baver des ronds de chapeau à quelqu'un" (to make it harsh to someone)
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    "Être rond comme une queue de pelle" (to be very drunk)
    "En faire baver des ronds de chapeau à quelqu'un" (to make it harsh to someone)
    I'll be shouting the first one (with je) when I am drunk to a pure English person - just to emphasise the point.

    Mérci.
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    Plein de morgue (conceited) cos I used to think it was plein de morve (full of mucus an' bogeys)
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    C'est la vie :o:
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    Je kiffe - I love, but in a cute way.
    Can be said about person you fancy or a band/tv programme/etc, or just on its own as an exclamation
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    Poser un lapin à quelqu'un - To stand someone up (literally to hand them a rabbit)
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    flaner dans les rues - stroll down the streets - I think, I get it confused with
    trainer dans les rues - to hang out (I think), the i in trainer has a ^.

    There's also
    Il y a une mouche dans ma potage - There is a fly in my soup
    Il y a une mouchoir dans ma potage - There is a napkin in my soup

    Le chambre était sale - The room was dirty
    Le chambre était salé - The room was salty.

    I think that's all right, it's been a while since I did French. My class was amazing, we'd always find useless phrases!
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    S'appeller un chat un chat - to call a spade a spade

    La tierce personne - the outsider

    If you can work both of those into a French conversation...

    :sexface:
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    Il a fallu que fasse, I think?

    :beard: Royale with Cheese, as well.

    Vachement is a cool word.
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    (Original post by small_fry)
    Je kiffe - I love, but in a cute way.
    Can be said about person you fancy or a band/tv programme/etc, or just on its own as an exclamation
    It's not cute, it's chavvy
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    Désolé, j'étais dans la lune.

    Literally translated means 'Sorry, I was on the moon' but actually means 'sorry, I was miles away'

    If this stuff interests you OP, you should buy Harrap's Idioms - I bought my copy in a FNAC in the south of france but you can get it online before you go if you really want... I find them really interesting, and I drop them into French conversation where possible! The book's in both English and French so don't worry about not understanding it.

    Generally, I like 'a n'en citer que trois/deux' which means 'to mention but a few/couple' (used when giving examples).
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    It's not cute, it's chavvy
    I have been mislead
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    Mon lit est cassé, savez-vous un monsieur à qui son anniversaire est aujourd'hui?
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    (Original post by nellydee)
    Mon lit est cassé, savez-vous un monsieur à qui son anniversaire est aujourd'hui?
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    Avoir du chien = to be hot (sexy)
    Le point visible de l'iceberg = tip of the iceberg
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    Zut Alor!

    huuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh
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    du vin, du pain, du boursin

    papa..........nicole?
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    Vas-y mollo! - Easy tiger!

    Found this gem in a holiday french expression book at my friends
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    Je t'adore!

    :love:
 
 
 
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