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Bonjour à tous. Je suis Lindsay. Welcome to another episode of Top French Words. Today, we will learn 10 Phrases to Use When You’re Angry. Let’s start.
1. Tu m'énerves. “You get on my nerves.”
You usually use this phrase when someone or something irritates you. For example, after a fight with a sibling, you can tell them,
Tu m'énerves. “you go on my nerves.”
2. Tu as dit quoi ? “What did you say?”
You don’t say this when you don’t understand something. You say it to show that you are annoyed about what has just been said to see if the person there is to say it again.
3. Laisse-moi tranquille. “Leave me alone.”
You can use this to show that you are mad at someone or hurt and that you need some distance.
4. Tu te fous de moi? “Are you kidding me?”
You can use this when you are really annoyed by something and can’t accept it.
5. Peu importe. “Whatever.”
This is not very strong. It’s used to show that you can be bothered. If someone asks you what you want to eat for lunch, pasta or pizza and you answer, peu importe. It means that you don’t mind letting the other person choose because any option is fine.
6. Arrête. “Cut it out.”
Arrête can be interpreted differently according to the intonation. When said strongly, it means, “stop that right now.” In a joking tone, it means something like, “what” or “really?”
7. Je ne veux pas te parler. “I don’t want to talk to you.”
This indicates clearly that you don’t want any contact with someone probably because they did something that you are not happy about.
8. Je suis contrarié(e). “I'm upset.”
You can use this to complain to friends or family members when you are disappointed about something.
9. Et alors? “So what?”
This is a way to say “what’s wrong with that?” It implies, mind your own business. Nothing is wrong with that and I don’t care about what you think.
10. Tu te prends pour qui? “Who do you think you are?”
When someone is being overconfident about something, you can bring them back to reality with this useful phrase.
That’s it for today. Merci for watching, and I will see you next time. À bientôt!


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

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Thursday at 06:25 PM
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Bonjour Careyotani,

Both sentences are correct but "tu te fous de moi" is not polite at all!

You can say "tu te moques" but you can't say "tu te fous ?"

Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Monday at 08:10 AM
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tu te fous de moi?

tu te moques de moi?

Is the grammar for these 2 sentences correct? Are they always said this way or can you say

Tu te me moques?

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Sunday at 06:04 PM
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Hi Deborah,

Thank you for posting!

Please let us know if you have any questions.



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Friday at 12:55 AM
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Tu m'énerves!????????????