Common Slang Verbs in Informal Spoken French: New Video

The 4th video in the informal French series: slang verbs with their standard/written counterparts, with sample sentences to illustrate their use.

Don’t forget! Voting ends today at 11:59 PM French time / 5:59 PM Eastern Standard Time!

Vote the Top 100 Language Learning Blogs 2010

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Damien Hall

    What a great resource! Glad I found it! I've got a couple of comments on this video, though:

    - insofar as there's any usual spelling of a word that's usually said and not written, I think I have seen 'choper' “catch” more frequently written with one 'p' than with two
    - I think this list may mix different 'ages' of slang. I'm not a native French speaker, or living in France (not since 2007), but, when I was, I have the impression that 'gonzesse' was decidedly, well, _passé_ …
    - This video should come with the standard warning that too much slang used by foreigners whose French isn't otherwise fluent will make those foreigners sound silly, as if they're trying too hard. But that's a standard part of any teaching about foreign slang!

    Thanks for the post, though!

  • Benny the Irish polyglot

    Love this series! Got reminded of a couple of words that were slipping from me, thanks! :)
    Best of luck in the Top 100 Language blogs this week!!

  • cathy

    i love this series! it helps a lot to see the words, because i always here the words, but am always too lazy to go look them up. i also like seeing the formal version in light gray. thank you for making this!

  • Pingback: samedi 18 juin updated. | Madame Silverman's blog()

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.


The 2nd edition of French Language Tutorial is available as a PDF book. It has been updated with much more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information, plus extended vocabulary lists, cross-referenced topics, and an alphabetical index.

Visit the Store to buy the PDF e-book for $14.95 as an instant download or the paperback book for $29.95 + shipping (shipped worldwide by Purchase of the printed book includes the PDF book for free! Thank you for supporting!

French Today - Master the Modern French Language

21st century French audiobooks and audio lessons: learn to understand and speak modern French

Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and English as a Second Language with authentic videos that include subtitles and translations.