Translations

Here are the translations from the real French post. I can honestly say I never learned these expressions from my high school or university books/classes. I only learned them when I moved to France.

Elle tire le diable par la queue. = She barely gets by (financially).

C’est pas vraiment le Pérou. = It’s nothing to write home about. / It’s not a great fortune.

Ça craint de plus en plus. = It keeps getting worse and worse.

…il y a des lustres. = …a long time ago.

Ça va être chaud ! = It’s going to be tough.

La note va être salée ! = The bill is going to be really expensive.

Ma sœur en a rien à foutre… = My sister doesn’t give a damn about it…

And a few more, in context, for you to figure out:

Rien ne fait radin quand c’est donné avec amour.

Mon frère ainé a des oursins dans ses poches, et aussi dans son coeur.

Elle veut pas aller voir les services sociaux quand elle est dans la panade.

L’Elysée n’avait pas souhaité divulguer le lieu de vacances de Nicolas Sarkozy, mais les médias américains ont finalement vendu la mèche.

Travailler, c’est trop dur ? Avez-vous un poil dans la main ?

Elle reste floue, vague, imprécise, et tourne autour du pot sans jamais en venir au fait

Ça fait un bail qu’on s’est pas parlé !

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  • Katia

    Ha! These expressions are what makes a language so rich!
    You might like the podcast we do where we talk about all these expressions you wouldn’t normally learn in class 😉
    http://learnfrench.katiaandkyliemac.com/

  • Katia

    Ha! These expressions are what makes a language so rich!You might like the podcast we do where we talk about all these expressions you wouldn’t normally learn in class ;)http://learnfrench.katiaandkyliemac.com/

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