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A cool fact! French is the national language of the United Nations and is the second most commonly taught foreign language, after English.
When studying to be fluent in French, master these common greetings to shape your conversational proficiencies. Almost everybody who speaks French uses the subsequent list of vocabularies: These jargons are so very French.
You can also download this list in PDF version below.
|ben (= bien)||well|
|bise: faire la bise||to kiss (on both cheeks)|
|bof||expression meaning “not too well,” “so-so”|
|bol: avoir du bol||to be in luck|
|la bouffe||the food meal|
|bourre: être à la bourre||to be late|
|un bout de temps||quite a while|
|Ça va?||How are things? How are you doing?|
|dis donc||tell me, say|
|Filer un rencard||to make a date|
|Ça marche||It's OK. It’s fine.|
|que dalle||nothing at all (sod all)|
|se faire une bouffe||to prepare a meal|
|se ramener||to arrive unexpectedly|
|se sauver||to leave in a hurry|
|se taper une sale tronche||to look dreadful|
|sympa (= sympathique)||nice, cool|
|une tache||spot, blot, jerk, idiot (git, berk)|
|tomber sur quelqu'un||to bump into someone|
|être de trop||to be a third wheel (to play gooseberry)|
|tutoyer||to say tu to somebody|
|le tuyau||piece of advice|
|mon vieux||my old pal (my old mate)|
|vouvoyer||to say vous to somebody|
Here is a guide on when and how to use vous and tu. You should check it out as well.
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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 Twitter and Google +