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Intro

Hi, everyone, I’m Lindsay from FrenchPod101.com. In this video, we’ll be talking about Top 10 Phrases Tourists Should Never Use. Let’s begin!
PHRASE 1
[Normal] C'est dégoûtant! [Slow] C'est dégoûtant!
"That's disgusting!"
Even if you are not a tourist, you should never use this sentence!
PHRASE 2
[Normal] Mon pays est meilleur. [Slow] Mon pays est meilleur.
"My country is better."
This definitely sounds racist, so it's better to avoid it.
PHRASE 3
[Normal] Je préfèrerais être chez moi. [Slow] Je préfèrerais être chez moi.
"I'd rather be back home."
Even if you like traveling, sometimes you'll feel like you'd prefer to be home. However, it's better to keep that thought to yourself!
PHRASE 4
[Normal] Ta gueule! [Slow] Ta gueule!
"Shut up!"
Never say this to anyone, unless it's an intimate friend!
PHRASE 5
[Normal] Je ne suis pas très intéressé(e) par votre culture. [Slow] Je ne suis pas très intéressé(e) par votre culture.
"I'm not very interested in your culture."
This is not offensive, but you'll make a bad impression.
PHRASE 6
[Normal] Je n'aime pas rencontrer de nouvelles personnes. [Slow] Je n'aime pas rencontrer de nouvelles personnes.
"I don't like meeting new people."
Being honest is good, but sometimes you may sound rude!
PHRASE 7
[Normal] On n'a qu'à aller manger à Mac Donald's. [Slow] On n'a qu'à aller manger à Mac Donald's.
"Let's just eat at McDonald's."
French food culture is rich and people are proud of it, so avoid saying such a thing if you don’t want to hurt your French friends’ feelings!
PHRASE 8
[Normal] Je m'en fous! [Slow] Je m'en fous!
"Boring!"
This is a strong expression and it's not only about boredom, it also means that you couldn't care less. In certain situations, this would be extremely offensive!
PHRASE 9
[Normal] Ca a un goût affreux. [Slow] Ca a un goût affreux.
"This tastes awful."
If you can't avoid saying this, at least try smiling while you say it!
PHRASE 10
[Normal] Je vais passer la journée à l'hôtel. [Slow] Je vais passer la journée à l'hôtel.
"I'm going to spend the day in the hotel."
People are not likely to get upset if you say this, but you won't look smart...
PHRASE 11
[Normal] C'est stupide. [Slow] C'est stupide.
"This is stupid."
Even if you think this, you should never say it out loud!
PHRASE 12
[Normal] Vous êtes tous des barbares. [Slow] Vous êtes tous des barbares.
"You people are uncivilized."
If you want to argue and fight with French people, that's all you have to say!

Outro

Okay, that's all for this lesson. Which phrase do you like the most? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
À bientôt!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Thursday at 06:33 PM
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Tout à fait Careyotani 😄

Ca veut dire "je m'en fiche" I don't care.


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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careyotani
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Je pensais que "Je m'en fous" ça veut dire "Je m'en fiche".