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Ten More French Phrases - for the Difficult Moments
by Dave • Mon 06 Feb 2012 13:05

Here are 10 French phrases that are useful in everyday life when things aren't going well.

1. Putain
Damn. (prostitute)

2. Tas-toi!
Shut Up! (silence yourself)

3. Je m’en fous
I really don't care. (I don't give a damn)

4. Peter des plombs
To blow a gasket. (To fart lead).

5. J’en ai ras-le-bol
I’ve had it up to here. (I've had it up to the rim of the toilet bowl).

6. C’est le bordel.
It's a mess (It's a brothel).

7. Ne fait pas le con.
Don’t be an arse.

8. Va te tripoter
Go play with yourself. (Go tinker with yourself).

9. Tu m'emmerdes
You bore me.

10. Casse-toi, pauvre con
Get lost, you sad looser. (As said by Sarko to a guy refusing to shake his hand).

I hope that you find these phrases useful. Many of these can be considered vulgar and are perhaps a bit stronger than their English counterparts - it all depends upon the situation in which you use them. In France it is not so much a problem to swear, but more about when you choose to do so and the meaning of many of these phrases changes to fit the situation and conviction you put into saying them. Be careful.

Please feel free to add more phrases in the comments, however when doing so please remember this is a family rated site so please use moderation.

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Re: Ten More French Phrases - for the Difficult Moments
by virtdave • Wed 08 Feb 2012 23:22

In prim company it may be better to say "Je m'en fiche" rather than "Je m'en fous"...sorta like saying "Gosh drat it" rather than "God damn it".... If you're unsure, look up the verb foutre.

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Re: Ten More French Phrases - for the Difficult Moments
by JulieR • Sat 11 Feb 2012 14:39

I hope these aren't too bad, but I like so say

ça m’énerve (for 'it's getting on my nerves')
and
J'en ai marre (for 'I have had enough!')

Julie

I thought is was je m’énerve for it's getting on my nerves but think it should be çà or tu!!

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Re: Ten More French Phrases - for the Difficult Moments
by virtdave • Sun 12 Feb 2012 00:20

you can also try
J'en ai super-marre, or
J'en ai archi-marre

for more impact.

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