Il ne suffit pas de fixer la mienne, vous êtes tout ce que vous avez Vous êtes tout ce que vous avez! I always ask myself, How could this darker cloud make me stronger now? When will this change, Oh I don't wanna, wanna wait. I sink and drink myself To sleep of course I think I'm a lot stronger now. If this sounds like a lot of work, there’s another option: Fluent U. For example: On habite dans une grosse baraque avec 10 colocs. En règle générale, les joueurs de rugby sont plus baraqués que les joueurs de foot. Gosse on it’s own though is slang for a child though so watch out! Fluent U lets you learn real French – the same way that people speak it in real life. Videos like movie trailers, funny commercials, and web series, as you can see here: Fluent U makes it really easy to watch French videos with interactive captions. You can tap on any word to see an image, definition, and useful examples.Fluent U was designed to address exactly this problem. Generally speaking, rugby players are more muscular than football players. If you’re in Quebec, gosse is feminine and carries an entirely different connotation as a slang word for a part of the male anatomy that is generally used in the plural… Bouffer literally means to puff up or balloon in size. Another term used by today’s generation, which you may not already know is the word kiffer, which is slang for to like something (it works best with a hobby! However, pay attention, if you kiffe quelqu’un, it implies that you desire that person. For example, when you tap on the word “suit,” you see something like this: And Fluent U has a “learn mode” that lets you learn all the vocabulary in any video with quizzes.
And it might be your first taste of argot (French slang). Second, you’ll have to identify and record any words that you don’t know. The word mec is yet another commonly used slang term, and refers to boyfriends as well as guys in general. And, as with the word femme, this term can be used to refer to a female, or your girlfriend, although it can have pejorative connotations. Ouf is literally the French translation of the interjection phew as well as meaning crazy/awesome in verlan, being the backwards of fou (crazy/awesome). *Here ’ouf’ can work as either an adjective, without the ’de’, or as a noun, with the ’d’. An example would be quite simple: Mathieu est vénère. (It is important here to pay attention to your accents because vénéré means to be revered).
Generally, you’ll have to find the meaning from context. The word baraque literally means shanty, or small house made of planks. Our second example is relou, the verlan for lourd (heavy or taxing) and equivalent of chiant, which means annoying/exasperating. We’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about the Fluent U app.
And third, practice them frequently with your friends. However, recently the term has been adapted to refer to a house, or, as an adjective, baraqué, someone who is really muscular. Like the website, the Fluent U app takes videos like music videos, commercials, news, and inspiring talks and make them into French learning experiences.
You go to a café and start chatting with a group of students.
And suddenly, your French doesn’t seem all that good. First, get the right input: real, authentic content. And while this concept might seem a bit intimidating at first, you will find that you pick it up in no time at all and probably without even realizing.