Email newsletters Newsletter sign-up Edit my subscriptions. The likelihood of them knowing what you mean is slim. Thank you for such wonderful proverbs. Notably, one user cites a well-known quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson: It's worth noting that "bahut" is also slang for taxi and truck as well.
And meuf, which comes from the French backwards slang Verlan it's femme backwards , is simply the female equivalent. Il faut tourner sept fois sa langue dans sa bouche avant de parler. Other pages Noticeboard. La nuit porte conseil. Will we ever make contact with aliens?
And finally it will come as no surprise to anyone that the French, famous for their smoking habits, have a few different words for cigarettes. Officially they are meant to utter the word " ouistiti " which is also the name of a South American monkey. In fact it's not just the mythical swear words that the French don't actually use. With kids being behind most slang words it's not surprising that there is a slang word for school, which is "bahut".
Avoid trying to do it as you might swallow your chewing gum. French writers outraged by 'sub-English' takeover at Paris book fair.
Here are some essential tips to get you au fait with French in France from The Local and our friends at the Earful Tower Paris podcast.
However, don't bother telling an elderly person that you "kiffe" anything of theirs.
Most people says "Salut" when they are saying goodbye but among friends you'll soon get used to saying "bisous" which basically means "kisses".
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Learning a language is a formidable task, but nothing compared to conquering and then reconquering a significant portion of Europe , right? Oh zut! The Corsican beach chosen as France's 'most beautiful'. French Expression of the Day: Perhaps the second word we are taught in French is "Au Revoir" which of course means goodbye, but you'll be surprised how little it is used in France.