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French slang terms from Gimmick 1, Francais parle




passer un coup de fil

hang up!


hold on

ne quittez pas


les choses vont mieux

les choses remontent la pente

je suis dans une periode faste

plans fall through

echouer, rater, se casse la gueule

to be broke, penniless

etre fauche

to borrow from

emprunter a

to be about to

etre sur le point de

be on the verge of

etre a deux doigts de

I'm beat, worn out

je suis creve

to knock oneself out

se tatiguer a

to look run down (things)

etre en mauvais etat

to look worn out (people)

avoir une mauvaise min

to confide in

se fier a, faire confiance

to have faith in

avoir foi en

to be leery of

se mefier de

to be wary of

se tenir sur ses gardes

to put off, procrastinate

remettre les choses a demain

to call off a class, meeting


to stall

gagner du temps

to be willing to

vouloir bien

to feel like

avoir envie de

excited by, interested in

passionne par

sounds good, I'll go for that

c'est une bonne idee

to suit someone, to fit


to look forward to

se rejoir de

to be psyched up for

attendre avec impatience

no way

ca ne colle pas

I won't go for that

cela ne me dit rien

that turned me off

cela m'a refroidi

I'm dead set against it

je suis absolument oppose

to abide by

se conformer a, se plier a

to agree with

etre d'accord avec

to look over something


to make sure


do it over!


to turn off something


we were cut off, disconnected

on nous a coupe

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