I'm a French native speaker, and always loved languages. So, I also speak (with different levels) English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. I've lived in France (mostly in the West)my whole life, except for 6 months in the UK.

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Bien vu, l'aveugle!*

* Well seen, the blind!

French France

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

This is something you may say to someone who just discovered something obvious. This is obviously a pun, and "bien vu" actually translates to "well spotted", "good catch".

"T'as déjà remarqué que presque tous les salons de coiffures ont un jeu de mot dans leur nom ?" "Bien vu, l'aveugle !"

"Have you ever noticed that almost every hairdressing salon has a pun in its name?" "Well seen, the blind!"

Confirmed by 4 people


French French speaking countries

Slang USED Very frequently BY Mainly young people

(v.) To be scared.

"J'ai un entretien d'embauche demain, je flippe tellement !"

"I have a job interview tomorrow, I'm so scared !"

Confirmed by 5 people

planter les choux *

* to plant the cabbages

French France

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Everyone

It is used when you walk on a wet soil wearing shoes with heels, and the heels sink into the soil.

"Ah il a plu hier, je vais planter les choux avec ces chaussures!"

"Oh it was rainy yesterday, I'm gonna plant the cabbages with these shoes!"

Confirmed by 2 people




French France

Name USED On Occasion BY Young People

It is a name used to refer to a stereotypical man, who is in love with his car and practices car tuning. Other characteritics would be wearing a mulet, watching football (and Pimp My Ride), drinking a lot of beer, calling his wife "mum", etc.

"Un mec qui pose à côté de sa voiture sur sa photo de profil, c'est clairement un jacky!"

"A guy posing next to his car on his profile pic is clearly a jacky!"

Confirmed by 4 people



French France

Name USED On Occasion BY People Under 40

(n.) It is used to talk about a person on Internet who's dumb and immature. It is quite a masculine equivalent to a Karen in English.

"Les pires commentaires sur YouTube, c'est ceux des Kevin de 15 ans qui ne savent même pas écrire."

"The worst comments on YouTube are those by 15-year old Kevins who don't even know how to write."

Confirmed by 5 people


C'est pas mon délire*

* It is not my excitation

French France

Expression USED On Occasion BY Mostly young people

It is used to mean that something is not your taste, not your cup of tea or not what you usually like.

"Tu viens regarder le match avec nous ce soir ?" "Non merci, le foot, c'est pas mon délire."

"Are you coming to see the match with us tonight?" "No, thank you. Football is not my excitation."

Confirmed by 4 people



French Poitou-Charentes, Normandy, France

Word USED Very frequently BY Most people

(v.) To lock a door. It comes from the time you used a bar to keep a door closed.

"T'as barré la porte ?"

"Did you lock the door?"

Confirmed by 2 people


il pleut des cordes*

* it's raining ropes

French France

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

Used to describe heavy rainfall.

"Oh non, il pleut des cordes et je dois rentrer à pied !"

"Oh no, it's raining ropes and I have to go back home on foot!"

Confirmed by 3 people

s'envoyer en l'air*

* to send oneself to the air

French France

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

To have sex, to get laid.

"Mon voisin passe son temps à s'envoyer en l'air, et il n'est pas discret."

"My neighbour spends his time sending himself to the air, and he is not discreet."

Confirmed by 7 people