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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Adjectives Describing Personalities
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 11. In this lesson you'll learn Adjectives Describing Personalities.
Eric: Be sure not to use them in front of the person you are describing!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: cinglé(e)
Yasmine: rigolo
Yasmine: radin(e)
Yasmine: relou
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: cinglé(e)
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "nuts, crazy."
Yasmine: [SLOW] cinglé(e) [NORMAL] cinglé(e)
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: cinglé(e)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about someone being crazy. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ils sont cinglés. [SLOW] Ils sont cinglés.
Eric: "They are nuts."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ils sont cinglés.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: rigolo
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "funny."
Yasmine: [SLOW] rigolo [NORMAL] rigolo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: rigolo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about something funny. This expression is less formal than
Yasmine: drôle,
Eric: which has the same meaning. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'est très rigolo. [SLOW] C'est très rigolo.
Eric: "That's very funny."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'est très rigolo.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: radin(e)
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "stingy."
Yasmine: [SLOW] radin(e) [NORMAL] radin(e)
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: radin(e)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about someone stingy.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je ne connais personne de plus radin que lui. [SLOW] Je ne connais personne de plus radin que lui.
Eric: "I don't know anyone who is stingier than him."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je ne connais personne de plus radin que lui.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: relou
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "annoying."
Yasmine: [SLOW] relou [NORMAL] relou
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: relou
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you find something annoying.
Yasmine: “Relou" is another verlan or inverse slang of lourd which means "heavy",
Eric: in the sense that someone is too much or unpleasant.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il est vraiment relou ce mec! [SLOW] Il est vraiment relou ce mec!
Eric: "That dude is really annoying."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il est vraiment relou ce mec!
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: You are the person who makes other people laugh.
Yasmine: rigolo
Eric: "funny"
Eric: You are someone not quite right in the head.
Yasmine: cinglé(e)
Eric: "nuts, crazy"
Eric: You don’t realize that people don’t like your behavior and keep being bothersome.
Yasmine: relou
Eric: "annoying"
Eric: You care a lot about your money and want to spend as little as possible.
Yasmine: radin(e)
Eric: "stingy"

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Tuesday at 01:14 AM
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Bonjour Jaqui et Peter,

Merci pour vos commentaires ! Je suis contente que cette liste vous soit utile. 👍


Bonne journée,

Marion

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Jaqui
Friday at 12:31 PM
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Quatre mots comme ça sont plus faciles à retenir que 10 ou 15 Ça m’a plu

Merci

Peter Mc Connell
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