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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Words That Replace Nouns, Part 2
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 17. In this lesson you'll learn the second 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: écolo
Yasmine: bobard
Yasmine: bagnole
Yasmine: la une
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: écolo
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "green."
Yasmine: [SLOW] écolo [NORMAL] écolo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: écolo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about someone who deeply cares about the environment.
Yasmine: "Ecolo" is the abbreviated form of écologiste, meaning “environmentalist.”
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Nous sommes tous écolo dans mon quartier. [SLOW] Nous sommes tous écolo dans mon quartier.
Eric: "We are all green in my neighborhood."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Nous sommes tous écolo dans mon quartier.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: bobard
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "lie."
Yasmine: [SLOW] bobard [NORMAL] bobard
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: bobard
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about a lie. It's less formal than
Yasmine: mensonge,
Eric: which has the same meaning.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il raconte toujours des bobards. [SLOW] Il raconte toujours des bobards.
Eric: "He is always telling lies. "
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Il raconte toujours des bobards.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: bagnole
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "car."
Yasmine: [SLOW] bagnole [NORMAL] bagnole
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: bagnole
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about a car. It's less formal than
Yasmine: voiture,
Eric: which has the same meaning. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Sa nouvelle bagnole est moche. [SLOW] Sa nouvelle bagnole est moche.
Eric: "His/her new car is ugly."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Sa nouvelle bagnole est moche.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: la une
Eric: literally meaning "the (number) one." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "front page of a newspaper."
Yasmine: [SLOW] la une [NORMAL] la une
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: la une
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about the front page of a newspaper.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'était tellement impressionnant que ça a fait la une des journaux. [SLOW] C'était tellement impressionnant que ça a fait la une des journaux.
Eric: "It was so impressive that it ended up on the front page of the newspaper."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'était tellement impressionnant que ça a fait la une des journaux.
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 tell them a lot on April 1st to fool people around you.
Yasmine: bobard
Eric: "lie"
Eric: You are the kind of person who recycles and cares about the environment.
Yasmine: écolo
Eric: "green"
Eric: You can read it without opening the newspaper, and it has the biggest news on it.
Yasmine: la une
Eric: "front page of a newspaper"
Eric: You can use it to go anywhere you want, it is a convenient means of transportation.
Yasmine: bagnole
Eric: "car"

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, see you next time!
Yasmine: Au revoir!

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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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ca baigne? ca baigne! Je me casse. Sans dec.Sans blague.


I will be in Paris at the end of June. Lequel est le meilleur?