The French are masters of one of the most complex languages known to mankind. They have created amazing words to describe themselves that include the most absurd things. In many cases, they describe the very essence of the language. I’m hoping to use this as the next step in my learning.
I have no clue about that but I know that when I read a translation in French of a book, I sometimes feel like I’m reading a foreign language. It’s like there’s a slight disconnect between the words spoken and what is actually written. I’m sure there are many more examples of this and I’d love to hear about them.
This one is a bit easier because I grew up in France and I can speak the language. We have an extensive vocabulary of words and slang that is all just a bit too silly to share. That being said, I would love to hear anything you might have to say about it.
I love the French phrases. In French, a word is simply a phrase; hence, “crazy”, “crazie”, “crazie”, “crazie”. It’s so easy to laugh at and it is a great way to get the conversation started.
Well, let’s just say that the French words aren’t as cute as it looks. Sure, the English version of the phrase “crazy French words” sounds much more fun, but they do carry a certain danger. The crazy (French) word in that phrase would be “cannes.” Can you say “chef” or “chefette” in French? Of course not, you’d be talking about crazy people. It’s like saying “crazy” at a funeral.
Well, now that we have established that cannes are crazy French words, it’s time to make a list of the craziest french words.
The craziest french words are actually all very common. The word is the closest thing to a real French word and is the term used by people when their tongues get caught in their mouth and they cant continue speaking.
It’s a strange sensation to have to use a language that you know has no word for your own tongue, but that’s what makes the French a fascinating language. You can’t really use it to discuss your own thoughts or feelings, no matter how hard you try. But the French are also very creative when it comes to weird-sounding words.
In the latest trailer we see a group of Frenchmen drinking tea, and one of them says to the others, “C’est la langue franca de l’étranger.” This translates to “It’s the language of the foreigners.” There’s a bit of a tongue twister there, but it is not a word. It is a phrase in French. The French have a saying, it’s a bit like the phrase “That’s the way it is”.
So how did the phrase get started? The French use many of the same words when talking about the language, and a phrase like this one is pretty common. You can see the original phrase used in English at ThesixtyFive.com, as well as the definition. So this is a phrase that exists in French and it has already been used in other languages, but it has not been used in the same context before.