Learn some informal and slang words for money and work, with exercises and an audio recording by a native speaker.
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arnaquer - to rip off, cheat
arnaqueur (m) - con artist
balle (f) - franc (many French people still think in francs instead of euros)
BCBG [bon chic bon genre] - posh, stylish, preppy
bo-bo [Bourgeois Bohême] - person with good job and Bohemian lifestyle
boîte (f) - company
bosser / taffer - to work
boulot (m) - work, job
bourge (n) - bourgeois, middle class
claquer - to blow money
clodo / clochard (m) - bum, homeless person
douloureuse (f) - bill (that you know is going to be high)
être plein aux as - to have a lot of money
fric / pognon / blé / des sous / pèze / l'oseille (m) - money
fauché / à sec / raide / dans la dèche - broke
faux jeton (m) - two-sided, hypocritical (politician)
flic / keuf / poulet (m) - cop
grippe-sou (f) - penny pincher
gyneco [gynécologue] - gynecologist
kiné [kinésithérapeute] - physiotherapist
mettre au clou - to hock, pawn
prolo (m) - working class
proprio [propriétaire] - landlord, landlady
psy [psychologue] - psychologist
radin - cheap
reuch - expensive
richard (m) - very wealthy man
rmiste (m) - someone who earns the jobseeker's allowance (RMI)
salé - expensive (a bill)
se faire arnaquer - to get ripped off
smicard (m) - someone who earns minimum wage (SMIC)
taffe (m) - job, work
thune (f) - money / coin
toubib (m) - doctor
turbin (m) - job, daily grind
Ça coûte la peau des fesses ! / Ça douille ! - That's really expensive!
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