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

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  • Please, give some context.
    – Toto
    Mar 6, 2020 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, 2020 at 16:37

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"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

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  • That makes sense! Thank you.
    – Renee
    Mar 6, 2020 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, 2020 at 18:50
  • Same commentary as BBBreiz : never heard... Mar 8, 2020 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, 2020 at 8:04
  • To clarify: ass in this context is US English for arse in British English. It does not mean the animal. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:53
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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.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Musée_du_Louvre_-_Département_des_Objets_d%27art_-_Salle_34_-2.JPG

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    If it was the case, there must be capital letter and 2 l: “Boulle”.
    – Toto
    Mar 7, 2020 at 15:05
  • @Toto Boulle's pieces are spelt with a small b: un boulle, des boulle.
    – grandtout
    Mar 7, 2020 at 15:26
  • Absolument pas, on écrit un objet Boulle, une marquetterie Boulle
    – Toto
    Mar 7, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 at 18:00

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