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Date: 03/22/05 01:16 PM

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 1:17 pm
    Link: Useful French Phrases - These will help you get around on your next visit to France.


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    Alleykitty47 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 3:00 pm
    hahahaha! now im ready to go to france
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
    2035 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 3:41 pm
    "What did your last slave die of?"
    "De quoi est mort votre dernier esclave?"


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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 4:28 pm
    "Parle à mon cul, ma tête est malade"

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

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    obanandfoca Male 50-59
    3 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 4:37 pm
    Oh my god I laughed till my head fell off!
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    boredguy123 Male 13-17
    134 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 4:45 pm
    "You`re a complete moron"

    "Tu es completement debile"

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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 7:10 pm
    The french can SUCK IT
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    Mossin Male 18-29
    14 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 9:05 pm
    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.

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    Rod6er Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2005 at 10:21 pm

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

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    flovebunny Female 18-29
    406 posts
    March 22, 2005 at 11:00 pm
    "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"

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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    March 23, 2005 at 12:05 am
    LOL Helpful! I liked "As a child, was your cradle rocked too close to the wall?" I don`t know why...
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    dog_or_man Male 30-39
    422 posts
    March 23, 2005 at 1:10 pm
    So easy to slam the French -- presumably we`re still mad at them for siding with THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    March 27, 2005 at 4:21 pm
    I can`t wait till my next French lesson...
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    Naoscaire Male 18-29
    571 posts
    July 30, 2005 at 11:18 am
    Most of the French are truly uncool but French Canadians are usually cool...
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    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    August 2, 2005 at 3:28 pm
    Hell yeah French Canadians are cool.
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    April 1, 2006 at 5:06 am
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    natakalt Female 18-29
    1697 posts
    September 19, 2006 at 8:44 pm
    "Are you drunk?"

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

    my fauvorite phrase!!!

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