I have been learning french and its been almost 2 years now . But still sometimes I get totally lost in a conversation with my french mates . Blame my academic vocabulary ! I have had long conversations with my Profs and everything had gone fine,until recently I discovered that they had been putting extra efforts mainly in articulation and of course the vocabulary when speaking with thier foreign students .
Now that is long gone and the group has changed with me being the minority [anglophone].Well , I have to admit that every now and then a new word always creeps in our discussion or , sometimes a familier word which means entirely a diffrent thing. Athough the accent seems little of a problem in having moved from the north to the south , I am still kind of battling with the list of familier words used . I have noticed several times that here in Haute Garonne they tend to use the word degolasse a lot ,IMHO as compared to Evreux.
Today an unusual thought struck me, why not list the frequent words used by my friends during the conversations thereby making a lookout list which can render discussions easier for my fellow SO anglophones!
Majority of the words themselves are not slangs but a cool synonymn to their counterpart like for example bosser which is nothing but travailler. My friends tend to use these words on a daily basis ! These are the ones I came upon today :-)
faire chier , bosser ,casser , -- cul, merde, moche, gueule , péter, bouffer, conneries , fou , dégueulasse , dégoûter , ça m'énerve , paresseux
I hope that the bilinguals and the Francophones will be happy to share thier frequented familier words here.
I mainly wish to include the words or expressions that are mainly kept away from the academics due to thier casual nature .