Con vs connard

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Con vs connard

Postby Bacon » 2013-06-02, 1:23

Hello, I have a few questions about these words.

1. What's the difference?

2. What's the vulgarity level of these words?

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Re: Con vs connard

Postby JackFrost » 2013-06-02, 2:04

1) None.
2) It's like calling someone a fucker. Not to be used too lightly.
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Re: Con vs connard

Postby Marah » 2013-06-02, 6:08

1. What's the difference?

In France:
A "con" is someone stupid.
A "connard" is an asshole.
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Re: Con vs connard

Postby Bacon » 2013-06-02, 16:49

Is there a translation for "jerk"? To describe someone who is really mean, rude, and/or arrogant, but is not at all taboo?

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Re: Con vs connard

Postby Emandir » 2013-06-02, 17:52

Bacon wrote:Is there a translation for "jerk"? To describe someone who is really mean, rude, and/or arrogant, but is not at all taboo?
The less arrogant I can think about are "crétin", "abruti" or even "andouille".
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Re: Con vs connard

Postby france-eesti » 2018-04-13, 7:04

(Funny how you can find old subjects and re-anime then when you're supposed to do some testing but the server displays a 503 error) :mrgreen:

Con = moron, idiot. Can be used either for a man, either for a woman.
Connard = asshole, someone who is voluntary evil. Only for men.
Connasse = only for women - very popular and common in France - a woman who is self-centered and happily steps on everyone else's toes. Very popular insult when a woman is bothering you :P
Conne = should be feminine version of "con" but it's actually more halfway between "idiot, stupid" and "connasse" => evil. Only for women.
Couillon = idiot but in a kind, affective way... Only for men.

I'm not sure all those shades of "con***" exist in other languages :silly:
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