10 ~Funny~ French Terms To Pretend You’re French 😉
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 :)))!
French exercise if you’re an aspiring French learner 🙂
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Let’s get riiiiiiight to it :))))))))))))))) *the smiley face is actually my face during quarantine, the millions of chins are responsible ;)*
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! 😉
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 ;)!
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!
Try to say this one out loud. Weird. You might think that this is gibberish and give in, but it just means ‘rubber’, simplicity :))
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 :)))!
‘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*
Habitually meaning ‘balls’, this actually is a slang ‘synonym’ for euros! Example: Good gravy, that’s expensive, I mean 900 balles for one shoe!
Meaning to ‘scream’ at someone, this is used at a minimum of 2x per day, trust me, as a French preteen, I should know 😉 😉 😉
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.