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Adjectives

learnallthelanguages:

  • Actif (-ive)-active
  • Aimable-pleasant, nice
  • Ambitieux (-euse)-ambitious
  • Ancien(ne)-old
  • Bête-dumb, silly
  • Consciencieux (-euse)-conscientious
  • Content-happy
  • Curieux (-euse)-curious
  • Drôle-funny
  • Égoïste-selfish
  • Ennuyeux (-euse)-boring
  • Généreux (-euse)-generous
  • Génial (pl. –aux)-great
  • Heureux (-euse)-happy
  • Imaginatif (-ive)-imaginative
  • Impoli-impolite
  • Impulsif (-ive)-impulsive
  • Injuste-unfair
  • Intellectuel(le)-intellectual
  • Intuitif (-ive)-intuitive
  • Juste-fair
  • Libéral (pl. –aux)-liberal
  • Malheureux (-euse)-unhappy
  • Meilleur-best
  • Mignon(ne)-cute
  • Musicien(ne)-musical
  • Naïf (-ïve)-naive
  • Original (pl. –aux)-original
  • Paresseux (-euse)-lazy
  • Pauvre-poor
  • Pénible-boring
  • Poli-polite
  • Ponctuel(le)-punctual
  • Riche-rich
  • Sensible-sensitive
  • Sérieux (-euse)-serious
  • Spirituel(le)-witty
  • Sportif (-ive)-athletic
  • Sympathique, sympa-nice
  • Timide-shy
  • Triste-sad

Adjectives that go before the noun:

  • Beau (belle)-beautiful
  • Bon(ne)-good
  • Grand-big
  • Jeune-young
  • Joli-pretty
  • Mauvais-bad
  • Nouveau (nouvelle)-new
  • Petit(e)-small
  • Vieux (vielle)-old

Family adjectives:

  • Célibataire-single
  • Divorcé(e)-divorced
  • Marié(e)-married
  • Plus âgé(e)-older
  • Plus jeune-younger
  • Unique-only

So, you want some more colorful French slang?

ricekrispyjoints:

Format= original french, English transliteration, and if applicable, an additional note for better context

So you want someone to SHUT UP?

  • Ta gueule! - (ta gull) {*literally: your mouth/face; most rude ;3*}
  • Ferme-la! - (fairm la) {*close your mouth*}
  • Boucle-la! - (boo-kleuh la) {*buckle it!*}

So there’s no way you’ll do that? LIKE HELL:

  • Tu rigoles! (too ree-goal) {*you’re joking*}
  • Tu t’fous de ma gueule! (too tfoo deuh ma gull) {*you’re fucking kidding me*}

So someone’s a GREEDY JERK?

  • T’as tout sifflé! (ta too see-flay) {*you guzzled the lot!*}
  • Tu viens de vider toute une théière! (too vyan deuh veeday toot oon tay-ee-air) {* literally: you just finished off a huge pot*}

So someone female’s a STUPID BITCH?

  • Quelle salope! (kel sah-lope)
  • Quelle connasse! (kel con-ass)
How about a dude being a STUPID BITCH?
  • Quel salaud! (kel sal-oh)
  • Quelle connard! (kel con-ar)

Something sound like BULLSHIT?

  • C’est n’importe quoi! (say nom-port-euh kwa)

So someone STOOD YOU UP?

  • Elle m’a posé un lapin! (Ell ma po-zay on lah-pan ~ think nasal vowels!) {*literally: she asked me a rabbit*}

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All the above came from my class notes in my French Translation course last year. My professor is a native speaker, but I’m not! If I made any errors in my transcription, let me know. 

EDIT: thanks to sevendrafts for correcting a few mistakes!

Cool French Sayings #4

une-kiwi:

  • la main innocente - literally ‘the innocent hand’, used to describe the real or non-existent ‘person’ who picks a name out of a hat or chooses the winner of the lottery
  • du coup - casual phrase meaning ‘so’ or ‘next’. People say this all the time. The cool, popular version of ‘alors’
  • bosser - negative slang for to work, kind of like ‘bust your ass’ or something

And here come the food words…

  • bouffer - to stuff yourself with food, great word
  • croquer - to crunch, munch, or bite into

Cool French Sayings #5

une-kiwi:

flancher - informal; closest English translation is to falter or ‘choke’; to fail mid-way through something and be unable to finish

grogner - to grumble, groan, grunt

(un) beau gosse - hot guy (slang). Apparently, many of my students’ favourite word ever: during a class game today, the teams were ‘Les Beaux Gosses’ vs ‘Les Anti-Beaux Gosses’.

un thon - a tuna; or a really ugly guy/girl

raconter des salades - to talk crap; literally to ‘tell salads’

Regular Verbs

learnallthelanguages:

  • Aider-to help
  • Acheter (j’achète)-to buy
  • Allumer-to turn on
  • Amener (j’amène)-to bring (someone)
  • Assister à-to attend
  • Bronzer-to get a tan
  • Chercher-to look for/to get/to pick up
  • Commander-to order
  • Commencer-to begin
  • Coûter-to cost
  • Décider-to decide
  • Déjeuner-to have lunch
  • Détester-to dislike/to hate
  • Dîner-to have dinner
  • Envoyer (j’envoie)-to send
  • Essayer (j’essaie)-to try on
  • Espérer (j’espère)-to hope
  • Fermer-to turn off
  • Garder-to keep
  • Heurter-to run into/to crash into
  • Laisser-to let/to leave
  • Laver-to wash
  • Lever (je lève)-to raise
  • Loger-to stay (have a room)
  • Louer-to rent
  • Nager-to swim
  • Nettoyer (je nettoie)-to clean
  • Oublier-to forget
  • Passer-to spend (time)
  • Payer (je paie)-to pay/pay for
  • Piler-to bend
  • Porter-to wear
  • Porter du [#]-to wear size [#]
  • Pratiquer-to practice
  • Préférer (je préfère)-to prefer
  • Raconter-to tell/narrate (a story)
  • Ranger-to pick up/to put away
  • Réfléchir-to think it over
  • Regretter-to be sorry
  • Remercier-to thank
  • Rencontrer-to meet
  • Rentrer-to come back/to go home
  • Rester-to stay
  • Retrouver-to meet
  • Transporter-to carry
  • Travailler-to work
  • Traverser-to cross
  • Trouver-to find
  • Utiliser-to use

2 FRENCH 101

linguaphilebookofdisquiet:

Vocabulaire

Salut! - Hello!
Bonjour! - Good morning / good day!
Bonsoir! - Good afternoon / evening! (After about 6pm)


Comment allez-vous? - How are you?
They might respond:
Bien, merci. - Fine, thanks.
Bien, et vous? - Fine, what about you?


If you are talking to a friend, you can say:
(Comment) ça va? - How’s it going?
You might hear the following in reply:
Ça va. - Fine.
Ça va bien. - Well.
Pas mal. - Not bad.
Bof! - So so!


When it’s time to leave, you would normally say:
Au revoir! - Goodbye!
À tout à l’heure! - See you later!
À demain! - See you tomorrow!
À bientôt! - See you soon!


It’s polite to say:
Monsieur/Madame - Sir/Madam, Mr/Mrs


There are two ways to say please:
s’il te plaît - please (to a friend)


If you’re talking to a grown-up or someone you don’t know, you say:
s’il vous plaît - please
merci - thanks


Comment tu t’appelles? - What’s your name?
Je m’appelle … - My name is …


Où habites-tu? - Where do you live?
J’habite en … - I live in …

Quel âge as-tu? - How old are you?


Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire comme loisirs? - What do you like doing in your free time?
J’aime lire. - I like to read.
J’aime danser. - I like to dance.
J’aime jouer au football. - I like to play football.
Je fais du sport. - I play sport.
Je joue avec l’ordinateur. - I play on the computer.
J’aime faire des excursions! - I like to go on trips!

Et toi? - What about you?
J’aime aller à la plage. - I like to go to the beach.
J’aime aller au cinéma. - I like to go to the cinema.
J’aime faire les magasins. - I like to go shopping.

Pourquoi? - Why?
Parce que c’est sensationnel / sensationnelle. - Because it’s amazing.
Parce que c’est marrant / marrante. - Because it’s funny.
Parce que c’est fantastique. - Because it’s great / fantastic.


C’est combien? - How much is it?
C’est … euro - It costs … euro.
Ça fait combien? - How much is it?
Ça fait…euro. - It costs … euro.


Je n’aime pas ça! - I don’t like that!
J’adore ça! - I love that!
Je déteste ça! - I don’t like that at all!


Comment tu te sens? - How do you feel?
Je suis content/te. - I feel happy
Je me sens triste. - I feel sad.
Je suis fâche. - I feel annoyed.


C’est super! - It’s fantastic!
C’est magnifique! - It’s fabulous!
C’est nul / nulle! - It’s rubbish!
C’est affreux / affreuse! - It’s awful!
C’est ennuyeux / ennuyeuse! - It’s boring!


le petit déjeuner - breakfast
le déjeuner - lunch
le dîner - dinner

J’ai faim! - I’m hungry!
Je voudrais à manger! - I want to eat!
Bon appétit! - Enjoy your food!
J’ai soif. - I’m thirsty.
Je bois une eau minérale - I drink a mineral water.
C’est bon pour la santé. - It’s good for your health.
C’est mauvais pour la santé. - It’s bad for your health.


Je ne comprends pas. - I don’t understand.
Répétez, s’il vous plaît. - Repeat that, please.
Plus lentement, s’il vous plaît. - Slower, please.


[http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/]