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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Verbs About Bad Actions
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 18. In this lesson you'll learn Verbs About Bad Actions.
Eric: These are quite strong words and they might offend people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: louper
Yasmine: bousiller
Yasmine: péter
Yasmine: balancer
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: louper
Eric: literally meaning "miss." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "flunk."
Yasmine: [SLOW] louper [NORMAL] louper
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: louper
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about missing, or failing something.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai loupé l'examen de maths. [SLOW] J'ai loupé l'examen de maths.
Eric: "I flunked the math exam."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai loupé l'examen de maths.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: bousiller
Eric: literally meaning "ruin." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "screw up, wreck."
Yasmine: [SLOW] bousiller [NORMAL] bousiller
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: bousiller
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something is really ruined. It is quite a strong word.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai bousillé mes godasses en marchant avec dans la neige. [SLOW] J'ai bousillé mes godasses en marchant avec dans la neige.
Eric: "I ruined my shoes by walking with them in the snow."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai bousillé mes godasses en marchant avec dans la neige.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: péter
Eric: literally meaning "fart." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "break."
Yasmine: [SLOW] péter [NORMAL] péter
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: péter
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about breaking something. It is a lot less formal than
Yasmine: casser,
Eric: which has the same meaning, and is mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai pété la lampe de ma mère. [SLOW] J'ai pété la lampe de ma mère.
Eric: "I broke my mother's lamp."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai pété la lampe de ma mère.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: balancer
Eric: literally meaning "swing." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "throw."
Yasmine: [SLOW] balancer [NORMAL] balancer
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: balancer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about throwing something. It can also have different meanings like throw out, to swing, to weigh up, to not care about something (when used as a reflexive verb), to snitch on, and so on...
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai balancé de vieilles affaires à la poubelle. [SLOW] J'ai balancé de vieilles affaires à la poubelle.
Eric: "I threw old things out in the trash."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] J'ai balancé de vieilles affaires à la poubelle.
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 had a very nice new bike, but now it’s broken because you had an accident.
Yasmine: bousiller
Eric: "screw up, wreck"
Eric: You didn’t really do well in your exam.
Yasmine: louper
Eric: "flunk"
Eric: Your thirsty friend was sitting at the other end of the room, but you didn’t want to get up, so you made him catch the water bottle.
Yasmine: balancer
Eric: "throw"
Eric: You played basketball inside the house and hit the lamp, which is now not working anymore.
Yasmine: péter
Eric: "break"

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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