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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Words That Are Rarely Used
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 25. In this lesson you'll learn Words That Are Rarely Used.
Eric: These are slang expressions that are not so common, but you might hear them sometimes.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Yasmine: fiston
Yasmine: fastoche
Yasmine: jacasser
Yasmine: truquer
Eric: Yasmine, what's our first expression?
Yasmine: fiston
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "son."
Yasmine: [SLOW] fiston [NORMAL] fiston
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: fiston
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about your own son.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ecoute bien fiston, il faut que je te dise quelque chose. [SLOW] Ecoute bien fiston, il faut que je te dise quelque chose.
Eric: "Listen carefully son, I need to tell you something."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Ecoute bien fiston, il faut que je te dise quelque chose.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Yasmine: fastoche
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "easy-peasy, easy as pie."
Yasmine: [SLOW] fastoche [NORMAL] fastoche
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: fastoche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about something being very easy. It is a cute way of saying
Yasmine: facile,
Eric: meaning "easy,"
Yasmine: Note how you are adding -oche at the end like we saw in a previous lesson with cinoche meaning "cinema."
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mes examens étaient fastoches. [SLOW] Mes examens étaient fastoches.
Eric: "My exams were easy-peasy."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Mes examens étaient fastoches.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Yasmine: jacasser
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "chatter."
Yasmine: [SLOW] jacasser [NORMAL] jacasser
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: jacasser
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you speak loud, and a lot.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Elles jacassent depuis des heures. [SLOW] Elles jacassent depuis des heures.
Eric: "They have been chatting for hours."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] Elles jacassent depuis des heures.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Yasmine: truquer
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "falsify."
Yasmine: [SLOW] truquer [NORMAL] truquer
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Yasmine: truquer
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you talk about falsifying something.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Yasmine: [NORMAL] On dirait une photo truquée. [SLOW] On dirait une photo truquée.
Eric: "It looks like a fake photo."
Yasmine: [NORMAL] On dirait une photo truquée.
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 want to emphasis that something isn’t difficult at all, anyone could do it.
Yasmine: fastoche
Eric: "easy-peasy, easy as pie"
Eric: You are talking to your kid, who is a boy, and want to give him a cute nickname.
Yasmine: fiston
Eric: "son"
Eric: You talk about faking something.
Yasmine: truquer
Eric: "falsify"
Eric: You talk about someone who talks non-stop and very loudly.
Yasmine: jacasser
Eric: "chatter"

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 in another series!
Yasmine: Au revoir!

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