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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Words Expressing Positive 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 20. In this lesson you'll learn Words Expressing Positive Feelings.
Eric: These are mostly used with people you are close to, like friends or family.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: kiffer
Yasmine: veine
Yasmine: nickel
Yasmine: mimi
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: kiffer
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "to like."
Yasmine: [SLOW] kiffer [NORMAL] kiffer
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: kiffer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you "like" something or someone.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je te kiffe. [SLOW] Je te kiffe.
Eric: "I like you."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Je te kiffe.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: veine
Eric: literally meaning "vein." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "luck."
Yasmine: [SLOW] veine [NORMAL] veine
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: veine
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you are talking about luck or being lucky.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ca, c'était pas de veine! [SLOW] Ca, c'était pas de veine!
Eric: "That was no luck!"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ca, c'était pas de veine!
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: nickel
Eric: literally meaning "nickel (money)." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "excellent."
Yasmine: [SLOW] nickel [NORMAL] nickel
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: nickel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something is perfect, or great.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] A: Je pensais commander des pizzas pour ce soir, ça te va? B: C'est nickel! [SLOW] A: Je pensais commander des pizzas pour ce soir, ça te va? B: C'est nickel!
Eric: "A: I was thinking about ordering pizza for tonight, if that's ok with you? B: That's perfect!"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] A: Je pensais commander des pizzas pour ce soir, ça te va? B: C'est nickel!
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: mimi
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "cute."
Yasmine: [SLOW] mimi [NORMAL] mimi
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: mimi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about something being cute.
Yasmine: Mimi is the abbreviated form of mignon meaning "cute".
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'est trop mimi! [SLOW] C'est trop mimi!
Eric: "That's too cute!"
Yasmine: [NORMAL] C'est trop mimi!
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 just won a trip for 2 to Paris.
Yasmine: veine
Eric: "luck"
Eric: You are listening to music you had never heard before, and enjoy it.
Yasmine: kiffer
Eric: "to like"
Eric: You see a baby, and could just cuddle it like a teddy bear.
Yasmine: mimi
Eric: "cute"
Eric: Your friend has a plan that is even better than what you could think of.
Yasmine: nickel
Eric: "excellent"

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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