10 ~Funny~ French Terms To Pretend You’re French ๐Ÿ˜‰

Haylo there, Buzzers! It’s been ~some~ time since we haven’t posted, but blame that on *back to school!* We’ve curated some 10 French Terms, so that you can pretend *to anyone* that you’re French, though make sure not to say this to a French person, we can recognize a false from a mile plus *plus – the accent ;)*

‘Mazette’ in the title, is a French term is an expression of surprise, excitement *you name it*, which can be used in a positive or negative way! That’s a term for you :)))!

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  1. Vachement

Whilst ‘vache’ means cow, you’d think it’d mean ‘cowly’, but it means ‘really’, I mean like, really really! Example: The cow is vachement slow! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. Mazette!

Expressing excitement, surprise or shock, Mazette is quite a funny word once you try to say it out loud, cmon, don’t be shy, try it ;)!

3. Machin

A synonym for ‘truc’ meaning thing, or the ever-so-formal whaddayacallit, is a word you use when you forget the name of something, or just simply can’t be bothered to think :)))! Example: Get me the machin over there!

4. Caoutchouc

Try to say this one out loud. Weird. You might think that this is gibberish and give in, but it just means ‘rubber’, simplicity :))

5. Yaourter

Yaourt means ‘yoghurt’ in French, thus this should mean ‘to yoghurt’, as family memba’ suggested, this could mean ‘to throw yoghurt at someone’, which is a pretty ~eccentric~ guess, but, sorry to kill yo’ dreams, but it means to sing or speak in a language that one does not speak, and pretend to know it :)))!

6. Chauve-souris

‘Chauve’ means bald in French, and ‘souris’ means mouse. So, ‘bald mouse’, *buzzer sound*, it means ‘bat’, no not that spinster next door, but the ‘animal’! And they are bald and mouse-like, so I guess that’s credible *shrugs*

7. Balles

Habitually meaning ‘balls’, this actually is a slang ‘synonym’ for euros! Example: Good gravy, that’s expensive, I mean 900 balles for one shoe!

8. Rรขler

Meaning to ‘scream’ at someone, this is used at a minimum of 2x per day, trust me, as a French preteen, I should know ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. Casser les oreilles!

Translating to ‘breaking ears’ or ‘to break your ears’, it actually means to be very loud and make a lot of noise *us right now*!

10. Il y a quelque chose qui cloche

Translating to ‘There’s something ringing’, it actually means that something is ‘fishy’, ‘unusual’ or ‘weird’!

So, laughed yet! As a proud Frenchie, these words are used daily *ahem, ahem, says my conscience, you’re lying, you only use 1 of those!*, but, most French people won’t be like ‘Oh, mazette, il y a quelque chose qui cloche, vachement, yaourter, casser les oreilles, balles, raler, chauve-souris, dat’s my list of coolio stuff’, and if they do, then wow, what an exceptional human being.


TheBuzz Team


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