Useful French Phrases

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago
http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~mongoose/french/phrases.html

These will help you get around on your next visit to France.
There are 17 comments:
Female 1,697
"Are you drunk?"

"Est-ce que vous êtes ivre?"
(es - ke voo zet eevr)

my fauvorite phrase!!!

0
Reply
Male 207
lmao!
0
Reply
Female 1,468
Hell yeah French Canadians are cool.
0
Reply
Male 571
Most of the French are truly uncool but French Canadians are usually cool...
0
Reply
Male 1,523
I can`t wait till my next French lesson...
0
Reply
Male 422
So easy to slam the French -- presumably we`re still mad at them for siding with THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD
0
Reply
Female 785
LOL Helpful! I liked "As a child, was your cradle rocked too close to the wall?" I don`t know why...
0
Reply
Female 406
"Parle à mon cul, ma tête est malade"
that translates as "you`re giving me a headache", not "stop bothering me"

It`s an approximation that means the same thing, gizmo, the raw translation is "talk to my ass, my head hurts" but essentially that means "stop bothering me" a more PG way of telling off a bothersome person is "tu casses mes pieds" which literally means "you`re breaking my feet" but equal to the idiom "you`re a pain in the neck"

0
Reply
Male 1
["Parle à mon cul, ma tête est malade"

that translates as "you`re giving me a headache", not "stop bothering me"]

no, I speak french and it`s an expression (idiom?) to say drat off, i`m not listening

0
Reply
Male 14
The translations range from accurate to way off; the slack for expressive translations to edge away from literal ones is a little large. Not to mention the phonetics don`t match the phrase in some cases, where the italic text below the translation implies `mourir,` for example, when the text states `morts.`

I think I`ve gone past saying something like "Oh well, good job trying," but imagine I did anyway.

0
Reply
Male 667
The french can SUCK IT
0
Reply
Male 134
ha
"You`re a complete moron"

"Tu es completement debile"

0
Reply
Male 3
Oh my god I laughed till my head fell off!
0
Reply
Male 384
"Parle à mon cul, ma tête est malade"

that translates as "you`re giving me a headache", not "stop bothering me"

0
Reply
Female 2,035
"What did your last slave die of?"
"De quoi est mort votre dernier esclave?"

Ha!

0
Reply
Female 179
hahahaha! now im ready to go to france
0
Reply
Male 10,115
Link: Useful French Phrases [Rate Link] - These will help you get around on your next visit to France.

:-)

0
Reply