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French slang terms from Gimmick 1, Francais parle

be on the verge of

etre a deux doigts de


passer un coup de fil

do it over!


excited by, interested in

passionne par

hang up!


hold on

ne quittez pas

I'm beat, worn out

je suis creve

I'm dead set against it

je suis absolument oppose

I won't go for that

cela ne me dit rien

les choses remontent la pente

je suis dans une periode faste

no way

ca ne colle pas

plans fall through

echouer, rater, se casse la gueule


les choses vont mieux

sounds good, I'll go for that

c'est une bonne idee



that turned me off

cela m'a refroidi

to abide by

se conformer a, se plier a

to agree with

etre d'accord avec

to be about to

etre sur le point de

to be broke, penniless

etre fauche

to be leery of

se mefier de

to be psyched up for

attendre avec impatience

to be wary of

se tenir sur ses gardes

to be willing to

vouloir bien

to borrow from

emprunter a

to call off a class, meeting


to confide in

se fier a, faire confiance

to feel like

avoir envie de

to have faith in

avoir foi en

to knock oneself out

se tatiguer a

to look forward to

se rejoir de

to look over something


to look run down (things)

etre en mauvais etat

to look worn out (people)

avoir une mauvaise min

to make sure


to put off, procrastinate

remettre les choses a demain

to stall

gagner du temps

to suit someone, to fit


to turn off something


we were cut off, disconnected

on nous a coupe

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