Idioms & Colloquialisms

It’s been a while since I’ve done an idioms or colloquialisms post!

  • nase – lame
    • “Ce film est nase, ne le regarde pas !”
    • “This movie is lame, don’t see it!”
  • être mimi – to be cute
    • “Ton chat est vraiment mimi !”
    • “Your cat is very cute!”
  • paumer – to lose
    • “J’ai encore paumé mes clés !”
    • “I lost my keys again!”
  • papoter – to chat, to gossip
    • “En été, j’aime papoter avec mes amis.”
    • “In the summer, I like to chat/gossip with my friends.”
  • chiant – annoying
    • “Mon portable s’éteint tout seul, c’est vraiment chiant !”
    • “My phone is going off by itself, it’s really annoying!”
  • pépère – cushy, comfortable
    • “Elle a trouvé un travail pépère, sans stress.”
    • “She found a comfortable job, without stress.”
  • se pieuter – to hit the sack (go to bed)
    • “Je suis trop crevé, je rentre chez moi et je vais me pieuter !”
    • “I’m dead tired, I’ll go home and hit the sack!”
  • un rencard – a date
    • “Michel a acheté des roses, il a un rencard ce soir avec Sandrine.”
    • “Michel bought roses, he has a date with Sandrine tonight.”
  • raconte des salades – to tell stories/lies
    • “Je ne te crois pas, tu  me racontes encore des salades !”
    • “I don’t believe you, you’re telling me lies!”
  • désormais – from now on
    • “Désormais, j’essayerai de t’aider avec les maths.”
    • “From now on, I’ll try to help you with maths.”
  • filer – to dash off
    • “Je dois filer, j’ai un rendez-vous dans 5 minutes !”
    • “I should dash off, I have a meeting in 5 minutes!”
  • soit…, soit… – either… or…
    • “Soit tu viens avec nous à la plage, soit tu restes ici regarder le match à la télé.”
    • “Either you come with us to the beach, or you stay here to watch the game on tv.”

Have a great week, everyone! Did anyone see the first practice set for the last two posts? If you haven’t, go check it out!

A la prochaine…

Courtney

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