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Hi, everyone! I am Lindsay from FrenchPod101.com. In this video, we’ll be talking about how to curse like a French native speaker.
1. ringard “uncool”
That means uncool. So for example, if you see a guy that is dressed not really nice, you don’t like his style, you can say, Oh mon Dieu, ce gars-là c'est un ringard, which means “Oh my God this guy is such an uncool person.”
2. fou “crazy”
If you meet a guy, I don’t know… you meet a guy for the first time and he invites you to take a trip to Paris, you can say, “Oh my gosh, that is crazy.” Oh mon Dieu, c'est fou.
3. effrayant “frightening”
If you watch a horror movie, you’re kind of scared right? So you can say, C'est effrayant. That means “It's frightening.”
4. bête “dumb”
Bête is not really nice to say to a person, but if, yeah, I mean if you… if you meet a person and I don’t know, he just said crazy stuff to you or that don’t make sense at all, you can say, Cette personne est vraiment bête. That means “This person is really dumb.”
5. imbécile “fool”
If you meet a person, once again, I’m going to use a guy. If you meet a guy and he just play stupid, you can say, Ah, Cette personne est vraiment un imbécile. That means “This person is really a fool.”
6. connard “jerk”
So that’s really an insult right here. For example, if you are in a car and somebody just like passed right in front of you, you’re going to scream, connard! That means “jerk”.
7. nul “lame”
Sometimes, you get really excited for a plan that you have with your friends and the plan just doesn’t happen, so you’re going to say, C'est nul. That means “It's lame.”
8. casse-pieds “pain in the neck”
So sometimes when you cannot be angry at somebody, you can say, Oh mon Dieu cette personne est vraiment casse-pieds. That means “Oh my gosh, this person is really a pain in the neck.”
9. Mince! “Shoot!”
Sometimes you have a date and you’re not on time so you check your watch and you’re like, oh mince! “Oh, shoot!”
10. ferme-la! “Shut up!”
So that is a really mean thing to say, but for example, if a person is talking too much and you don’t want to listen to this person, you say, Ferme-la! “Shut up!”
How was it? So if you have any more questions, please leave a comment below and see you next time!