[NSFW] French vocab: Love/ SEX

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September 28, 2013

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How do you get attention from a Frenchman or Frenchwoman? By learning the language of love in French of course!

What is the use of going to a nightclub in France when you don’t know the basic pick up lines? Or what text message can you send to your French girlfriend to tell her you are into her? More importantly, understand her when she is saying she is angry.

The French love it when you try to learn their language. When I say language, it includes the love and sex vocabulary in French! To immerse you with the French culture of love and sex here are some slang words, basic idioms, and romantic and sexual phrases in French that are sure to impress.

Sex Love french vocabulary

NSFW (not safe for work): LOVE/SEX SLANG EXPRESSIONS

à côté de la plaque Way off the mark
accro hooked
le bail (ça fait un bail)long time, age
le baiser kiss
baiserto fuck
baratiner to hit on (to chat up)
la boîte club
C'est du sérieux. It's really serious.
le câlin cuddle, caress
chialerto weep, to cry
la cohabitation living together
la compagne partner (female)
le compagnon partner (male)
coucher avec to bed, to sleep with
craquant gorgeous
le culot cheek
culotté, être to have a lot of nerve (cheek)
dingue crazy
la draguehitting on (chatting up)
draguer to pick up, to hit on (to chat up)
emballer to pick up
le faible weak spot
se faire des films to invent a drama
faire une scène to create a scene
flasher to spark, to fall head over heels
grivois/ paillard/bawdy
gober to swallow whole
gonflé, être to have a lot of nerve (check)
hyper bien couldn't be better
jouir to come, to hit the heights (sexually)
lâcher to leave, to drop someone
marre: en avoir marreto be fed up with
mater to eye up
se monter la tête to get angry, mad
peloter to touch up
pied: C’est le pied! It’s absolutely the best!
plier de rire to Wet yourself laughing (to crease yourself)
pousser to push (too far)
prendre son pied to have a lot of fun
raide dingue (de quelqu’un) crazy (about somebody)
s'éclater to hit it off together
sauter une fille/un mec to lay a girl/guy
solide: C’est du solide. It’s something solid, durable.
les tablettes de chocolat “abs,” six-pack
tirer la gueuleto pout (to pull a face)

Hopefully you find this love and sex vocabulary in French helpful in learning more about the language! Also let me know what you think about these loving and sexual phrases in French.

Do you have any other phrases about love and sex you want translated? Let me know!

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Here are some FAQs about French Love/Sex Vocab

How do you say “I love you” in French?

There are many ways to express your love in French, but the straightforward one is Je t’aime !

What is mon amour?

“My love”!

How do you say “my love” in French?

Mon amour! This is actually one of the most romantic terms of endearment in French. Note that whether you’re talking to a man or a woman, the term is still mon amour.

How do you say “sex” in French?

It is le sexe. If you’re propositioning someone, there are several ways to say it.
From a gentle “On va chez toi ou chez moi?” (Your place or mine?), to a more straightforward “Je veux faire l’amour avec toi” (I want to make love to you). Of course, you can also say “Je veux avoir des relations/rapports sexuelles avec toi,” which means “I want to have sex with you,” or be raunchy with “Je veux te baiser” (I want to fuck you).

Or like in the famous movie, “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?

About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

  • Good morning, Mr. Frederic Bibard. How are you? My name is Eduardo Burgue and I love the French language. I am studying it. Is it possible to post a vocabulary and expressions/ slangs for gay people? Thank you! Have a nice day!
    Eduardo Burgue.

    • Hello Eduardo, I will try but do you mean expressions/ slang say between gay people or idiom about Gay (which can be offensive for the gay community)? Keep learning French

  • Bonjour Monsieur Frederic,

    Je m’appelle Jean, et j’etudie francais (I can’t figure out how to get accent marks on this American laptop). What do the asterisks signify when next to words? Also, I saw the first comment for gay specific lingo, as a gay Francophile, I’d love a list of gay French terms (not insults, but rather any gay expressions used by the LGBT community) in French.

    Merci,

    Jean

    • * = use them with caution but I think the English translation really convey the meaning. So I removed it.

      I will try to add some LGBT terms later. I think in April.

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