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In this lesson we’ll examine a slang adjective that almost never appears in the textbooks: chiant. Translations for chiant include “really annoying/irritating”, “a pain in the ass” and “really boring”. Use caution with this adjective! It is considered vulgar and should only be used with friends. chiant annoying/pain in the ass

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If you travel to France you’ll surely hear the French slang word mec, a term that rarely finds its way into the mainstream textbooks and courses. Meanings of mec include “guy”, “lad/bloke”, “boyfriend”, “buddy” and “man”. This post will explore mec in detail and provide example sentences with audio. mec guy

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If you travel to France you’ll inevitably hear an expression that almost never appears in the textbooks: En avoir marre. The translations of this expression are “to be fed up”, “to be sick of” and “to have had it”. This post will explore the expression en avoir marre in detail. J’en ai marre ! I’m …

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In French, the two most common ways to say people are: gens and personnes. What is the difference? In short, gens is used for people in general and personnes usually refers to specific individuals. This post will explain gens vs. personnes in detail with example sentence and audio. Keep reading. gens, personnes both mean people

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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