Je veux créer un fil au sujet de l'argot française qui est utilisée fréquemment. La plupart de ma connaissance de ça vient de le rap français, et la plupart de les rappeurs à qui j'écoute viennent de Paris et la banlieue de Paris. Par conséquent, je n'ai pas connaissance de l'argot française qui viens d'autres pays francophones. Ici je partagerai l'argot que je sais et je souhaite que vous ajouterez à cette liste. Je compte sur Jackfrost d'ajouter de l'argot de Québec En plus, je souhaite que les francophones natifs vont corriger des erreurs (et s'il vous plaît corrigez mes messages, comme je sais qu'il y aura des erreurs)
I want to create a thread about some of the French slang that learners might be exposed to. Most of my knowledge of it comes from French rap, and most of the rappers I listen to come from Paris and its suburbs. Therefore, I don't know much about French slang that comes from other French speaking countries. Here I'm going to share slang that I know and I hope you guys will add to this list. I'm also counting on Jackfrost to add some Quebecois slang Also, I hope that the French natives will correct any errors and will give us help (and please correct my posts, I know there will be errors).
Anyway, here we go, just some from the top of my head and in no particular order
kiffer-to like, I think of it as not as extreme as «aimer», but that's because I see «aimer» translated as both love and like whereas this as just "like". Can someone else clear that up for me? Do they express the same amount of affection?
beleck-Not sure how common this is, but it comes from Arabic, and it basically means "to pay attention" or "attention"
chtar-In the context I heard it it means police. It's a corruption of «jettard» or «jetard». Here's more on it
le beuh-weed (marijuana)
zouk-to dance. Not exactly sure where it comes from or how exactly it conjugates, in the song I heard it (and looked it up) it was "zoukent" in the 3rd person plural indicative.
Mes ghettos youth-according to one site I saw it said this was the equivalent to "my boys" or "my homies" in English, and it's used that was in the one song I heard it in
putain de (noun)-fucking (noun). You could probably use it with a verb too, but I don't know. But saying "ce putain d'immeuble" would mean "that fucking building". Yes, immeuble was the best word I could think of for that example. By itself putain means bitch, whore, or slut; "pute" and "salope" mean the same.
Niquer-Shortened form of «forniquer». Means to fuck, both the act and the insult. The initials in the name of the rap group Suprême NTM stand for "nique ta mère", or "fuck your mother"
Verlan-I'm not gonna go into this much but I'm mentioning it because I think it's really cool. It's like their version of Pig Latin (not quite the same thing but you get the idea). E.g. mir-dor=dormir, sse-cla=classe
Merde-shit (notice the relation to Spanish "mierda" and Italian "merda"?)
That's all I can think of right now. I want it to be more than just swearing/saying dirty things in French, but that's part of slang so it's obviously gonna be included.