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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Phrases Used By Children
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FrenchPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine!
Eric: This is Must-Know French Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn Phrases Used By Children.
Eric: These are mainly used by children. When they are used by adults, it's when they want to sound childish on purpose, or when they talk to children.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: bobo
Yasmine: faire dodo
Yasmine: jouer à chat
Yasmine: cache-cache
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: bobo
Eric: literally meaning "slight injury." But when used as a slang expression, it means "boo boo."
Yasmine: [SLOW] bobo [NORMAL] bobo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: bobo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about a small injury, like a scrape or cut, in baby talk. It is used only with children.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai un bobo à la jambe. [SLOW] J'ai un bobo à la jambe.
Eric: "I have a boo boo on my leg."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai un bobo à la jambe.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: faire dodo
Eric: literally meaning "make beddy-bye." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to go beddy-bye."
Yasmine: [SLOW] faire dodo [NORMAL] faire dodo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: faire dodo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about going to sleep. It is an example of baby talk, taking the first syllable of dormir meaning “to sleep” repeated twice.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je suis morte, je vais aller faire dodo. [SLOW] Je suis morte, je vais aller faire dodo.
Eric: "I'm dead, I'm going beddy-bye."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je suis morte, je vais aller faire dodo.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: jouer à chat
Eric: literally meaning "play to cat." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "play tag."
Yasmine: [SLOW] jouer à chat [NORMAL] jouer à chat
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: jouer à chat
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about playing tag.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] On joue à chat? [SLOW] On joue à chat?
Eric: "Wanna play tag?"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] On joue à chat?
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: cache-cache
Eric: literally meaning "hide-hide." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "hide and seek."
Yasmine: [SLOW] cache-cache [NORMAL] cache-cache
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: cache-cache
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about the game called "hide and seek".
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mes enfants jouent souvent à cache-cache. [SLOW] Mes enfants jouent souvent à cache-cache.
Eric: "My kids often play hide-and-seek."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mes enfants jouent souvent à cache-cache.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Eric: A mother puts her child to sleep.
Yasmine: faire dodo
Eric: "to go beddy-bye"
Eric: A child got a slight injury.
Yasmine: bobo
Eric: "boo boo"
Eric: Children are playing hide-and-seek.
Yasmine: cache-cache
Eric: "hide and seek"
Eric: Children are playing tag.
Yasmine: jouer à chat
Eric: "play tag"

Outro

Eric: There you have it; you have mastered four French Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FrenchPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Yasmine: Au revoir!

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