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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Verbs Expressing Negative Feelings
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 19. In this lesson you'll learn Verbs Expressing Negative Feelings.
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: gerber
Yasmine: schlinguer
Yasmine: emmerder
Yasmine: galérer
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: gerber
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "puke, throw up."
Yasmine: [SLOW] gerber [NORMAL] gerber
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: gerber
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about vomiting. It's a lot less formal than
Yasmine: vomir,
Eric: which has the same meaning, and might offend people. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Elle a gerbé après avoir trop bu. [SLOW] Elle a gerbé après avoir trop bu.
Eric: "She puked after drinking too much."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Elle a gerbé après avoir trop bu.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: schlinguer
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "stink, reek."
Yasmine: [SLOW] schlinguer [NORMAL] schlinguer
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: schlinguer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about something smelling very badly. It's less formal than
Yasmine: puer,
Eric: which has the same meaning, and is mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Les chaussettes de mon frère schlinguent. [SLOW] Les chaussettes de mon frère schlinguent.
Eric: "My brother's socks reek."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Les chaussettes de mon frère schlinguent.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: emmerder
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "annoy."
Yasmine: [SLOW] emmerder [NORMAL] emmerder
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: emmerder
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about something annoying. When it's used in the reflexive form, it means “to be bored”. It's very informal and mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mon petit frère m'emmerde. [SLOW] Mon petit frère m'emmerde.
Eric: "My little brother is annoying me."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mon petit frère m'emmerde.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: galérer
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "have a hard time."
Yasmine: [SLOW] galérer [NORMAL] galérer
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: galérer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to show that you are struggling with doing something. It's mostly used with friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je galère à finir tout ce que j'ai à faire en si peu de temps. [SLOW] Je galère à finir tout ce que j'ai à faire en si peu de temps.
Eric: "I have a hard time finishing everything I have to do in so little time."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je galère à finir tout ce que j'ai à faire en si peu de temps.
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 notice a strong and unpleasant smell.
Yasmine: schlinguer
Eric: "stink, reek"
Eric: You are feeling extremely sick, and spend most of the time in the bathroom.
Yasmine: gerber
Eric: "puke, throw up"
Eric: You are having trouble doing very difficult homework.
Yasmine: galérer
Eric: "have a hard time"
Eric: The person in front of you is extremely irritating and bothersome.
Yasmine: emmerder
Eric: "annoy"

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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