stephanedds

Germany

Im from Gabon, one of so many French speaking countries. Im studying in Germany so I speak also English and German.

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French French speaking countries

monter sur ses grands chevaux

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to ride on one's big horses) • Getting angry quickly and reacting violently.

"Tu devrais réfléchir avant de monter sur tes grands chevaux."

"You should think before you get on your big horses."



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French French speaking countries

avoir les boules

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to have the balls) • Used to say you're pissed off.

"J'ai vraiment les boules qu'il m'ai menti!"

"I'm really pissed that he lied to me."

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French French speaking countries

boulot

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • Job or work.

"Tu as fait du bon boulot!"

"You did a good job!"

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French France

bobo

Slang USED Frequently BY Parents, children

(n.) • A cute name used by children or their parents to refer to a slight physical injury (scratch, cut, etc.).

"Je me suis fait un bobo au genou."

"I got a bobo on my knee."

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German German speaking countries

jemandem die Daumen drücken

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to press someone's thumb) • Used to wish good luck to someone, similar to "fingers crossed".

"Ich drücke dir die Daumen!"

''I'm going to press you the thumbs!''

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ein Bock auf etwas haben

Expression USED Frequently BY Teens

To be in the mood to do something. Can also be used in negative form - keinen Bock auf etwas haben (to not be in the mood for something).

"Ich habe Bock auf die Party zu gehen."