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les pattes d'eph' (déléphant)


se detester comme chien et chat

to hate each other like cats and dogs

un électrophone

a phonograph/record player

une guinguette

a tavern/café

raconter des histoires

tell stories (may be fake)

prendre une claque

take a whack/hit

faire le modeste

make a show of modesty

le temoin

the baton

faire des affaires

do business

être un vaurien

be a scoundrel



être malin

to be cunning

créer des embrouilles

create entanglements/problems

se sentir étranger

feel alienated


to break/snap (psychologically)

un rabat-joie

a killjoy

c'est trop beau pour être vrai

this is too good to be true

régler son compte à quelqu'un

settle accounts/score with someone

une bagarre

a fight

un incendie


"Ils sont bêtes à manger du foin!"

"They are stupid asses. Lit: ""They are beasts who eat hay!""

un coup de ceinture

a whipping belt

un toubab

white person (derogatory)

faire des bêtises

make mistakes

être tombé(e) de la dernière pluie

To be naive Lit: fallen from the latter rain (usually in negative sense)

une pirogue

a canoe

avoir la poisse

have bad luck

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