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"les bises" in France.

Started by josette martin. Last reply by Fidi Malone Nov 3, 2013. 33 Replies

Has any one in the Je ne sais quoi group ever wondered how to manage the issue of "bises "when you meet someone in France? Do you wonder what to do? It can be 4 also ; sometimes between air and…Continue

If you had known then what you know now about moving to France...

Started by Eyenie Schultz. Last reply by Cynthia Farenden Nov 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to join this group :)  I've been living in Foix, near Toulouse, for 2 years, and am so happy to have found this website.  What a great way to exchange!  I have learned…Continue

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past tense??

Started by josette martin. Last reply by 3aw9xkllo884i Oct 31, 2013. 2 Replies

One of my new students expressed his fear at using anything but the present tense in conversation. Do you have this problem? Do you refrain from using past tenses, future etc when you talk with…Continue

What should I be reading

Started by Colin Elliott. Last reply by 3aw9xkllo884i Oct 31, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all.I posted this elsewhere on the SFN site and thought you might like to join in the fun:We have been here three years now and my french is fine for general conversation (terrible grammer, of…Continue

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Comment by josette martin on January 7, 2011 at 1:04

Hi Monika,

I answered your question on the discussion page.

 

taf is work

Comment by jane capoani on January 6, 2011 at 17:35
the word you mean is teuf which means une fete.You just reverse the word and usualy you then know what it me
Comment by josette martin on January 6, 2011 at 15:16

Le verlan= l' envers// French backwards

quelques exemples:

pourri => ripou

when the last letter is a silent  "e", insist on it when pronuoncing before turning the syllables aroud:

femme=> femmeu=> meuff=> meuf

fête=> fêteu =>teuf

Voilà, I hope it helps. It is not easy!! There are many sites about verlan online.

Merci pour la question.

 


Comment by Michael Millar on January 1, 2011 at 0:50
Thanks, James - you are correct!

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Comment by James Higginson on January 1, 2011 at 0:46
That's for Wendy and Josette...
Comment by Michael Millar on January 1, 2011 at 0:34

James, do you and Catharine get to judge the challenge?


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Comment by James Higginson on January 1, 2011 at 0:29
Sounds like 'a' challenge...
Comment by Hilary Newhall on December 31, 2010 at 22:34
Was thinking it could be improved with stripey T-shirt, string of onions, baguette and bicycle!! My dorta took a piccy of me, but camera's not good enough :-(

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Comment by James Higginson on December 31, 2010 at 22:22
Needs garlic and more gesticulation
Comment by Hilary Newhall on December 31, 2010 at 22:00
Oh, I like it James!!! :-)
 
 
 
 

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