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What They Didn't Teach You in French Class

Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Learn all the French slang and current phrases you never learned in French class with this handy French-English phrasebook for modern travelers.

Sipping a café au lait at a sidewalk bistro...
Getting down at Paris’s hottest club...
Cheering on Les Bleus at the stadium...


Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in France’s everyday language.

• What’s up? Ça va?
• She’s totally hot. Elle est bandante.
• This party is lit! Cette bringue est enflammée!
• That brie smells funky. Ce brie sent putain de drôle.
• Wanna French kiss? On se roule une pelle?
• That ref is a moron. L’arbitre est un abruti.

About The Authors

Adrien Clautrier in the about the author section: Adrien Clautrier is a self-employed mechanic born and raised in Marseille, France. A motorcycle and automobile enthusiast, he has completed two US coast-to-coast trips, one on a Harley-Davidson and the other in a Cadillac. When he is not in his garage or on the road, he reads nonstop (especially Frédéric Dard’s San-Antonio series) or listens to the stand-up comedies of the late French comedian Coluche.

Henry Rowe left Berkeley to play soccer in France. He never made it out of the amateur ranks but stayed for the used bookstores and Saint-Émilion wine cellars. He currently lives in Ménilmontant in Paris, frequents Mon Chien Stupide, and listens to everything from Serge Gainsbourg to Toulouse’s Jerry Spider Gang.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (November 15, 2022)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646043934

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