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mitonner un plat

French France

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(v.) To cook a dish slowly and with a lot of love. It conveys the idea that you care about what you are cooking and the people who will eat it.

"Je vais vous mitonner un petit plat, vous m'en direz des nouvelles."

"I'm going to make a meal for you and I bet you'll like it."

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* don't worry about it

French France

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Mostly young people

Short for "t'inquiète", which is short for "ne t'inquiète pas", meaning "don't worry about it".

"Il y aura assez à boire pour ce soir?" "Tkt j'ai tout ce qui faut."

"Will there be enough drinks for tonight?" "Tkt, I got it covered."

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French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young people

(n.) Means guy or dude. It comes from a Romany word meaning penis, so it can be a bit offensive. You wouldn't call an older person this to his face.

"Il n'y a pas un pélo dans ce magasin !" "Normal, on est dimanche."

"There is not a soul in this shop!" "Obviously, it's Sunday."

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Ça claque!*

* It slaps!

French France

Interjection USED On Occasion BY Young people

(interj.) Used to mean that something is cool. Ruder version : "Ça claque sa mère" (it slaps one's mother).

"Tu as vu le nouveau Avengers ? Ça claque !"

"Have you seen the new Avengers movie? It's so cool!"

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C'est quoi les bails?*

* What are the leases?

French France

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Young people

A way of saying 'what's up?'. Deriving from "bails" (leases) meaning "business". You are asking about the business your friend has done.

"Salut poto" "Wesh gros" "C'est quoi les bails" "Pas grand chose, on est là, toi-même tu sais"

"Hey bro" "Yo homie" "What's up?" "Not much, we represent, you know"

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