-- I understand the literal translation, but wonder if it means something else in the familiar

  • Please, give some context. – Toto Mar 6 '20 at 16:33
  • elle couché avec toi makes more sense in cont4ext: "Ta donné ton cœur et elle ta donné son boule" – Renee Mar 6 '20 at 16:37

"Boule" in this case is a familiar way of saying ass. The correct way to write that is :

Elle t'a donné son boule

Meaning more or less :

Elle a couché avec toi

  • That makes sense! Thank you. – Renee Mar 6 '20 at 14:00
  • Sorry, but though I'm French, I never heard that "boule" could mean "ass". Can you quote some examples? – BBBreiz Mar 8 '20 at 18:50
  • Same commentary as BBBreiz : never heard... – Jean Marie Becker Mar 8 '20 at 21:40
  • What? oO you never heard that? It's impossible if you're french! Just a song to remind you : open.spotify.com/track/… – Calins Mar 9 '20 at 8:04
  • To clarify: ass in this context is US English for arse in British English. It does not mean the animal. – Harry Audus Mar 13 '20 at 11:53

Alternatively, boule in mistake-riddled elle ta donné son boule might refer to furniture made by 17th-century cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle, commonly known as boulle, singular un boulle.


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    If it was the case, there must be capital letter and 2 l: “Boulle”. – Toto Mar 7 '20 at 15:05
  • @Toto Boulle's pieces are spelt with a small b: un boulle, des boulle. – grandtout Mar 7 '20 at 15:26
  • Absolument pas, on écrit un objet Boulle, une marquetterie Boulle – Toto Mar 7 '20 at 15:56
  • @Toto Ce n'est pas ce que dit le Robert, avec un exemple de Mauriac : "les grandes consoles de faux boulle", et "avoir un boulle". – grandtout Mar 7 '20 at 16:48
  • Peut-être dans l'expession « un boulle », mais je n'ai jamais vu « Avoir un boulle », on dit plutôt « Avoir un meuble Boulle ». Voir : art-et-antiques.com/andre-charles-boulle-article-5-7.html – Toto Mar 7 '20 at 18:00

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