French Slang Words for People and Animals

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Learn some informal and slang words to talk about people and animals in French, with exercises and an audio recording by a native speaker.

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People and Animals Slang Words Exercises

beauf (m) - brother-in-law / lower-class Frenchman
belle-doche (f) - mother-in-law
canaille (f) - rascal, scoundrel
copain / copine (m/f) - friend, pal
fiston (m) - son
frangin (m) - brother
frangine (f) - sister
gamin/e (m/f) - kid, brat
gars (m) - boy
gosse (m/f) - kid [be careful: this means testicles in Quebecois French!]
loulou / loulotte - boyfriend / girlfriend
mec / keum / type (m) - guy
meuf [Verlan for femme] - wife
môme (m/f) - kid, brat
moutards / lardons / marmots / morveux (m) - kids
nana / gonzesse (f) - girl, chick
pote (m) - buddy, mate
racaille (f) - scum
reum [Verlan for mère] - mother
reup [Verlan for père] - father
ricain(e) - American
vieux (m) - parents
voyou / gouape - punk, hooligan

clébard (m) - mutt, hound
piaf (m) - bird



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