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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Words That Replace Nouns, Part 1
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 16. In this lesson you'll learn the first set of Words That Replace Nouns.
Eric: People use these all the time in daily conversation.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: ordi
Yasmine: clope
Yasmine: bouquin
Yasmine: B.D.
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: ordi
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "computer."
Yasmine: [SLOW] ordi [NORMAL] ordi
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: ordi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about a computer.
Yasmine: Ordi is an abbreviation of ordinateur.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il a toujours son ordi sur lui. [SLOW] Il a toujours son ordi sur lui.
Eric: "He always has his computer on him."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il a toujours son ordi sur lui.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: clope
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "cigarette, cig, a smoke."
Yasmine: [SLOW] clope [NORMAL] clope
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: clope
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about a cigarette. It has the exact same meaning as
Yasmine: cigarette,
Eric: but is only used in less formal situations.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] T'as une clope? [SLOW] T'as une clope?
Eric: "Do you have a cig?"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] T'as une clope?
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: bouquin
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "book."
Yasmine: [SLOW] bouquin [NORMAL] bouquin
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: bouquin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about a book. It has the same meaning as livre, only it’s less formal.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ce bouquin est très intéressant. [SLOW] Ce bouquin est très intéressant.
Eric: "This book is very interesting."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ce bouquin est très intéressant.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: B.D.
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "comic book."
Yasmine: [SLOW] B.D. [NORMAL] B.D.
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: B.D.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about a comic book. It's the short form of...
Yasmine: bande-dessinée.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Quand j'étais enfant, je lisais beaucoup de BD. [SLOW] Quand j'étais enfant, je lisais beaucoup de BD.
Eric: "When I was a child, I read many comic books."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Quand j'étais enfant, je lisais beaucoup de BD.
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 lot of people consume these all the time, without caring that it is extremely unhealthy and its smell can bother people around them.
Yasmine: clope
Eric: "cigarette, cig, a smoke"
Eric: You have a very important PowerPoint presentation to make for your work meeting, so you shouldn’t forget this at home.
Yasmine: ordi
Eric: "computer"
Eric: They have lots of pictures in them, making them easy to read.
Yasmine: B.D.
Eric: "comic book"
Eric: Your friend has a whole collection of them at home and enjoys reading them over and over again.
Yasmine: bouquin
Eric: "book"

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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