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Old Feb 10th 2008, 9:48 pm   #31
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On ne me la fait pas moi - I wasn't born yesterday
J'en voudrais trois s'il vous plait - I'd like three of those please
..et avec ceci? - Anything else?
J'ai plus un rond - I'm totally skint

J'ai plus un rond, il y a pas tortiller, il faut que je cherche du travail
(I'm totally skint, there are no two ways about it now, I'm just gonna have to look for a job)
These are terrific. Keep them coming pease
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Great stuff!
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Old Feb 20th 2008, 5:41 pm   #33
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Ce n'est pas la peine de faire - There's hardly any point in doing it
Quel con! - What a tw*t
Il (ne) reste plus du bière/vin - There's no more beer/wine left

J'ai de la peine - I'm upset
J'ai fait de la peine quelq'un - I've upset someone
Elle m'a fait de la peine - She's upset me

Il faudra bien nous en se débrouiller - We'll have to sort it out
Je peux vous débrouiller en francais - I can teach you the basics in French
Pourriez-vous me débrouiller en francais - Could you teach me the basics in french?
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I spotted this statement / quote on another thread in these forums - FIFO. It means 'Fit In or Fxxk Off'. Can be translated into any language you like.
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Old Feb 21st 2008, 7:07 pm   #35
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What about:

Je ne peux pas le/la voir dans une peinture.
.........Can't stand him or her even in (as) a painting.
C'est kif kif
------It's six of one and half dozen of another.
C'est du bonnet blanc et du blanc bonnet.
.........Six of one and half dozen of another.
Je pedale dans la choucroute. (Should be a acute (accent aigue) accent over the e in pedale but can't find it.)
...........I am getting nowhere.
Ca vol bas!
...........Means literally that it is flying low. Would say that about perhaps a poor TV programme; bad taste; the IQ of somebody even, meaning that they are intellectually challenged.
............C'est a ras les paquerettes. Means it's something at the level of the daisies. Again low level.
Plus ca change.....
............The more it changes the more it stays the same..
Could say that of a politican after hearing yet another of their speeches saying the same thing...

Sorry about the lack of accents.
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Old Feb 21st 2008, 10:17 pm   #36
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Just thought I'd make a thread where you could all post your favourite French phrases, be they useful, wonderful or just plain weird..

Je m'en fous - I don't mind/I don't care
Qu'est-ce qu'il fous la-bas? - What the ****'s he doing over there?
Je m'en vais - I've gotta go
Je me suis mis en route a sept heures - I set out at seven
Soit l'un soit l'autre - One or the other
L'un et l'autre - Both of them
L'un l'autre - One another

L'un ou l'autre - One or the other
Ni l'un ni l'autre - Neither

..a few useful ones.

"c'est dans les vieux pots qu'on fait les meilleurs confitures" .... for all you feeling past-it, comme moi!
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Old Feb 27th 2008, 10:16 am   #37
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"casse-toi, pauvre con"
useful Presidential French for;
"Excuse me, but would you mind keeping out of my way"
or more colloquially:
"Avast Ye Blackguard"
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Old Mar 11th 2008, 5:16 pm   #38
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Je me réveille six/sept/huit heures – I wake up at six/seven/eight o’clock
Je me lève six/sept huit heures – I get up at six/seven/eight o’clock
Je me suis lèvé six/sept huit heures - I got up at six/seven/eight o’clock

Je vais juste chercher les enfants – I’m just going to fetch/pick up the kids
Je vais juste les émèner l’école – I’m just going to take them to school
Je reviens bientôt – I’ll be right back

Je viens de me réveille – I’ve just woken up
Je viens de me lèver – I’ve just gotten up
Je viens de me brosser les dents – I’ve just brushed my teeth
Je viens d’aller chercher les enfants – I’ve just fetched/picked up the kids


Few simple ones
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some banlieue additions:

ca gaz/ ca roule - Everything is rather well with me, Sir.
Tu kiffes? - Would that be your kind of thing?
Ouais, je kiffes! Oh yes, very much!
T'veux fumer un pet/un bedot/un tarpe? Would you care for a cannabis cigarette?
Casses-toi conard! - Leave the area, rascal
Niques ta race/ta mere - Your nation/mother is rather unpleasant
Tu t' fous de ma gueule? - Are you being unfriendly
gros/frere - top man/bro (as in eh, frere, c'est a toi la bagnole ou tu l'as empruntee?
Cramer - to set alight (as in, la voiture a crame toute seule, j'ai rien vu...)
Les keufs - the Bobbies
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Eh, Ducon, viens l que je te cause - Excuse me sir, might I have a word?
Ouais! Qu'est tu veux toi? - How might I be of assistance?
C'es ta meuf ça? - I believe I haven't been introduced to your wife yet.
Meuf? Non! C'est qu'une gonzesse - She is not my wife, she is a friend.
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Eh, Ducon, viens l que je te cause - Excuse me sir, might I have a word?
Ouais! Qu'est tu veux toi? - How might I be of assistance?
C'es ta meuf ça? - I believe I haven't been introduced to your wife yet.
Meuf? Non! C'est qu'une gonzesse - She is not my wife, she is a friend.
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Il est d'un rare ennui
He is a singularly boring person

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ok guys soyez sages 'be good'!
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Old Mar 25th 2008, 4:52 pm   #44
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ne...pas - not
ne...plus - anymore/no longer
ne...rien - nothing
ne...guère - hardly (old-fashioned)
ne....que - only
ne...personne - no one

Just wrap them around the verb

Je fais - I do
Je ne fais pas... - I don't..
Je ne fais plus... - I no longer do / I don't do anymore
Je ne fais rien...- I do nothing / I don't do anything
Je ne fais guère...- I hardly do...
Je ne fais que... - I only do...

Je ne vois personne - I can't see anyone

et voila...
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Some new ones:

J'ai la tête dans le cul (My head is on my ass)= I am horribly tired
ça craint! / tu crains= it sucks/ you suck
c'est pas demain la veille que ça arrivera= it will never happen
truc/bidule/machin= useful words when you don't know or remember something's name.

I saw some alchohol users in this forum, so these ones are for you

lâcher un renard= to vomit
cadavre= emptied bottle of alcohol
aller un dernier pour la route!= a last glass before I leave!
Tavernier! boire ou je tue le chien!= Give a drink or I kill the dog! (tavernier=tavern owner)
Il fait soif (instead of j'ai soif)

Et voil , enjoy!
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