The name's Brittney Dussault, but you can just call me Britt.
Joseph Fink, who’s p good at writing, I think. (from this week’s Philadelphia Weekly)
♡ F R E N C H S L A N G T E R M S♡
I’ve been in a lot of roleplays and I often find many foreign characters, the majority of them from the U.K or Australia; but I have also found french ones who don’t exactly speak french. This is a masterlist of casual terms that your character can use on any convo or para, to make it more real. Includes some curses and ‘big words’.
I will be updating this post.
- 'Salut!' - Hi!
- 'Bonjour' - Good morning.
- 'Bon soir' - Good afternoon.
- 'Bonne nuit.' - Good night.
- 'Ça va?’ - How are you/How’s the going?
- ‘D’accord !’ - (or just D’acc.) Ok, general agreement.
- 'Oh mon Dieu' - Oh my God.
- ‘Mon Dieu!’ - My God.
- ‘Chouette !’ - Cool!
- ‘Vaseux’ - Dazed, confused
- ‘Charabia.” - Nonesense.
- ‘Arrete!’ - Stop!
- 'Au revoir.' - Goodbye.
- ‘Fais gaffe!’ - Be careful!
- ‘Prends soin.’ - Take Care.
This one is very important if your character is french:
- ‘Allez les bleus !!’ - Go Blues! (National Football Soccer Team)
THE SLANG (OR ARGOT):
Here’s what I remember (it’s not much, i know)
- ‘meuf’ - Girl, chick. (femme backwards, the verslan way.)
- ‘gars’ - Guys, boys (Short for garcon)
- ‘mec’ - Dude, guy, friend.
- ‘mdr’ - Lol (mort de rire)
- 'ouf' - Crazy (fou backwards.)
- ‘ado’ - Teen.
- ‘sec’ - Dry, whe you have no money left.
- ‘un flic’ - A cop.
- ‘un crapaud’ - Literally a toad, but people use it to mean a brat, especially a bratty child.
THE ROMANTIC STUFF:
- ‘Je t’aime’ - I love you.
- 'Je t'adore' - I adore you.
- 'Je te désire' - I want/desire you.
- 'Mon amour' - My love (unisex)
- 'Ma chere, ma chérie.' - My dear (female)
- ‘Mon cher.’ - My dear (male)
- ‘Ourson’ - Baby bear (Yes I’ve heard this one many times)
- ‘Mon petit bébé d’amour.’ - My little love baby (This one is not only embarrassing but also ridiculous but i s2g i heard it like a million times)
- 'Ma belle' - My beautiful (female)
- ‘Mon beau.’ - My beautiful (male)
- ‘un béguin' - Someone you fancy, your crush.
- ‘Petit copain’ - Boyfriend.
- 'Petite copine' - Girlfriend.
- ‘Fiancé’ - Fiance (male)
- ‘Fiancée’ - Fiance (female)
- 'Mari, époux' - Husband.
- 'Épouse' - Wife. You can also use 'Ma Femme' if it is your wife, or sa femme if it is someone else’s.
INSULTS AND CURSES:
- 'connard !' - Stupid, idiot. (male)
- 'conasse !' - Stupid, idiot. (female)
I’ve only heard those two directed towards a person, not a situation or and object.
- ‘con’ - Abreviation, this one can also be used to describe a situation.. (C’est con!)
- ‘Sabot’ - Idiot.
- ‘Salope !’ - Bitch.
- ‘Pute !’ - Whore, slut. It can be complemnted with ‘sale’ (dirty) and it ends up like this: “Sale pute!”
- 'Putain de merde!' - Fucking shit (?)
- ‘Merde !’ - Shit! (It can be complemented with ’Roulette de merde!’ (Shit roulette) one of my teachers used to say it all the time lol. you also put it at the end of something that you don’t like, par example: Internet de merde ! (Shitty internet/ Fucking internet) when your internet isn’t working.
- ‘T’es chiant!" - You’re annoying (as fuck), you’re dumb, stressing.
If you have any questions you can always go to my ask box and I’ll be glad to answer.
10 secrets to writing a memoir
by Now Novel
Memoir writing is not just a popular commercial genre but a satisfying and sometimes even therapeutic creative endeavour. Some of the keys to memoir writing are unique to the genre while others are similar to the advice you’d hear for any other type of writing with a bit of an added twist.
- Know your field. As with any genre, you should be well-read in the best the memoir has to offer before embarking on your own. Look into some of the award-winning and best-selling memoirs such as those by Frank McCourt, Mary Karr and Dorothy Allison, and try to sample a variety from different times and places. You probably won’t like everything that you read even amongst the popular memoirists; when that happens, note what you disliked about the memoir and why.
- Remember it’s a story first and foremost. You have all the techniques of fiction at your disposal, and you should use them. This can be anything from recreating dialogue to rearranging the order in which you tell your story. Just because it happened to you in a linear fashion doesn’t mean your memoir has to be linear as well.