French Slang Words for Body and Health

Learn slang words in French related to body parts and health

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Learn some informal and slang words for parts of the body and talking about health in French, with audio recording by a native speaker.

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Body and Health Slang Words Exercises

babines (f) - lips
barbouze (f) - beard
bide / bidon (m) - belly
→ Mon chat a un bide énorme ! My cat has a huge belly!
caillou / ciboulot (m) - head
carcasse (f) - body
couille / roubignole (f) - testicle
esgourdes (f) - ears
gueule (f) / bec (m) - mouth
Ferme ta gueule ! Shut up!
jambons / gigots (m) - thighs
mirettes (f) - eyes
nichons (m) - breasts
palpitant / battant (m) - heart
paluche / pince (f) - hand
panard / ripaton (m) - foot
patte / gambette / guibole / quille (f) - leg
pif / blair (m) - nose
riquiqui (m) - pinkie finger
tifs (m) - hair
tignasse (f) - mop of hair
→ J’ai une tignasse frisée qui m’arrive en bas du dos. I have curly hair that goes all the way down my back.
tronche (f) - face, head

se casser la gueule - to break one's neck
passer sur le billard - to have an operation
avoir la pêche / la patate - to be on top of the world, to feel good
avoir mal au cœur - to feel nauseated / to feel like vomiting
gerber / dégueuler - to puke
crever / clamser - to die (figuratively), to "croak"
avoir mauvaise / bonne mine - to look bad / good
être maigre comme un clou - to be really skinny
attraper la crève - to catch a terrible cold
tomber dans les pommes / les vapes - to pass out
requinquer - to perk up
se débarbouiller - to wash your face
à l'article de la mort - at death's door
bien roulée - good body
mal fichu - sick
l'hosto [l'hôpital] - hospital



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