Real French.

If you only learned textbook French in school, could you understand these sentences? All of them are from one page of a thread that I found on a random forum. This is why idioms and slang are an essential part of any language course!

Elle tire le diable par la queue.

C’est pas vraiment le Pérou.

Ça craint de plus en plus.

…il y a des lustres.

Ça va être chaud !

La note va être salée !

Ma sœur en a rien à foutre…

  • samedi!

    Not a single one I’m afraid! :)

  • samedi!

    Not a single one I’m afraid! :)

  • Milk Jam

    Just didn’t know the Perou one… but I had an idea and probably would have guessed it in context. Some are much more common than others, good idea starting a list though :-)

  • Milk Jam

    Just didn’t know the Perou one… but I had an idea and probably would have guessed it in context. Some are much more common than others, good idea starting a list though :-)

  • Justin

    ugh I never get anything with ‘foutre’… slowly learning a few more idiomatic phrases but I need to buy some more books to help me.

  • Justin

    ugh I never get anything with ‘foutre’… slowly learning a few more idiomatic phrases but I need to buy some more books to help me.

  • Alisa

    i know four of them! *goes to look up the rest…*

  • Alisa

    i know four of them! *goes to look up the rest…*

  • Here, There, Elsewhere… and more

    I certainly didn’t learn them in school..!
    Great blog you’ve got – I’ve passed on your links to my nephew (French graduaten UK)..:)

  • Here, There, Elsewhere… and

    I certainly didn’t learn them in school..!Great blog you’ve got – I’ve passed on your links to my nephew (French graduaten UK)..:)

  • Le Tigre in France

    zippo!

  • Le Tigre in France

    zippo!