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In French to say you have plans you can say "j'ai des plans" or "j'ai des choses de prévues" literally "I have things planned"
Here's a few good to know expressions:
• Tu veux faire quoi ce soir ? = what do you wanna do tonight?
• Ça te dit d'aller au restau (resto) / au ciné / boire un verre ? = do you want go to the restaurant / to the movies / get a drink?
• On va où ? = where are we going?
• On se rejoint à quelle heure ? = what time do you wanna meet up?
• Tiens-moi au courant = let me know / keep me posted
🇫🇷Et vous, vous allez faire quoi ce week-end ?? What do you have going on this weekend?
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🇫🇷This French expression will definitely come in handy: “casser les pieds à quelqu’un”
It means to get on someone’s nerves! If you want to tell someone: “you’re getting on my nerves” or “you’re driving me nuts” just say “tu me casses les pieds !!”
Literally it translates to “to break somebody’s feet” but in this context the verb “casser” can also be understood as “to crush” or “to step on”. And what’s more annoying than someone stepping on your foot?! 👣
When used as a noun, “un.e casse-pieds” is someone annoying or irritating, basically “a pain in the ass”!
⚠️On the more vulgar side, you can say “tu me casses les couilles” which means “you’re breaking my balls” but use this one with caution!
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The first phrase “tu me saoules” is actually pretty easy — just pretend the “a” isn’t even there! So the word “saoules” (from the verb “saouler”) sounds like “sool”.
The next phrase, “tu te fous de ma gueule” gets chopped up when spoken fast. When you see the “e” at the end of monosyllabic words (me, te, se, le, de, etc), you can just contract it into the next word so it sounds more fluid.
The word “gueule” looks intimidating but it just sounds like “guhl”!
Hope this helps!
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It’s the word "chatte"! Do you know what it means? Female cat, yes, but also... pussy 😅
⚠️So if you want to say "I have a female cat" avoid saying "j'ai une chatte" instead, you can say "j'ai un chat (the T is silent), c'est une femelle"
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Do you want to try?! Here's one for you:
Tonton, le thé de ta tatie t'a-t-il ôté ta toux ?
Uncle, did your aunty's tea make your cough go away?
We challenge you to stitch this video and give it a shot!
What about in your native language? Do you have any fun tongue-twisters you grew up reciting?
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Tu me saoules = I'm sick of you
T'es chiant·e / t'es relou = you're annoying
Mais pour qui tu te prends ? = who do you think you are?
Tu te fous de moi / de ma gueule ? = are you f****** kidding me?
Laisse-moi tranquille = leave me alone
Dégage ! = get out / get lost
Ferme-la ! = shut up
Ta gueule ! = shut the f*** up!
Use them at your own risk!
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Have you ever literally translated "you're so good" by saying "t'es trop bonne" when talking to a woman?
Well, then you basically said... "you're looking good" (in an objective kind of way) or "you're hot as f***" and this specific way of saying it is very vulgar!
Indeed, when used to describe women (yes, French can be very sexist) the adjective "bonne" can sound very rude! So keep that in mind!
Instead, you might wanna say: "t'es douée" or "t'es trop forte” to express someone’s talent or ability to do something well.
You can also just be more specific by saying:
• T'es une bonne prof = you're a good teacher
• T'es une bonne chanteuse = you're a good singer
• T'es une bonne cuisinière = you're a good cook
Again, referencing only female-identifying people. So, if you’re guilty of making this mistake in the past — now you know!
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⚠️Keep in mind: there isn't a very good modern French translation for "to go on a date" we would use an anglicism and say “avoir un date.” For instance: "I have a date tonight" would be "j'ai un date ce soir" !
🇫🇷Here are a few things you can ask in French:
• Tu veux commander du vin ? = do you want to order wine?
• Tu travailles dans quoi ? = what do you do for work?
• Qu'est-ce que t'aimes faire le week-end ? = what do you like to do on the weekend?
• Où est-ce que t'aimerais voyager ? = where would you like to travel?
• On se refait ça bientôt ? = we should do this again soon?
♥️Have you ever been on a date with a French person? How was it?
🎶 Varnish la piscine - “Adios, Tornado’s Effect”
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(1) The first syllable in the word “serrurerie” > “se” is an open “AY” sound like in the English word “serendipity” and NOT a closed “AY” like in the word “sane”
(2) There’s a difference between the sounds “ou” (ooh) and “u” (uu) in French and actually the “u” (uu) sound does not exist in English!
Think of the words “rendez-vous” and “deja-vu” — these are two different sounds…
✨Head to our Pronunciation Playlist for a further breakdown!
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We share with you some of their biggest accomplishments since opening our French language school in 2013 — if you take a look at our retrospective timeline (as published in the latest edition of La Gazette or in the 10 year landing page in our link in bio), you can see the evolution of the curriculum, our products, and overall growth…so much has happened!
How many of you have taken our placement test? What are your thoughts on it? And for the Coucou stans who made it through the pandemic with us…you know the struggle was REAL but we 👏did👏that!
And as a whole team, we’re super proud to be backed up by our incredible teachers and admin staff 🥰
Do you have any questions about us, our school, or teaching method?? Let us know in the comments!
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In French, “to be in love with someone” translates to “être amoureux•se de quelqu’un”:
I’m in love with him / her / them = je suis amoureux / amoureuse de lui / d’elle / d’iel
But we’re never completely safe from a romantic disappointment… So here’s some vocabulary for when you’re heartbroken:
• J’ai le coeur brisé = I’m heartbroken
• Je crois plus en amour = I don’t believe in love anymore
• Je m'en remets pas = I can’t get over it
• J'arrive pas à l'oublier = I can’t forget him / her
•Je suis à ramasser à la petite cuillière
⚠️Literally, “I can be scooped up by a little spoon”. In a figurative sense, it’s similar to saying “I’m broken into a million pieces”.
✨What do you do when you’re trying to get over somebody?
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