Informal French and French Slang Tutorial

Learn to understand colloquial / familiar French, verlan, and swearing in French

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This informal French slang tutorial is designed to teach the real spoken form of French - which is very different from the formal way of writing - as well as common French slang words. Sentences marked with were taken from a random search online to give you authentic examples of slang usage. When you click they will open in a new window. You can skip to the list of the slang exercises and don't forget to check out Authentic French Listening Resources, which provides audio and video clips of real, spoken French in various accents with transcripts so you can listen and read along, plus some exercises to test your comprehension.

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Informal French and French Slang Index

Informal French Patterns

Fillers in Speech

Informal Interjections

Recognizing French Slang Words

Common Informal Expressions

Common Informal Verbs

The verb foutre

Common Informal Adjectives

Common Informal Adverbs


Health and Body Vocabulary

Emotions and Personality


Weather and Time

Talking and Chatting

Eating and Drinking

People and Animals

Places and Transportation

Work and Money

Love and Dating

Clothes and Fashion

Entertainment and Technology

Baby Talk and Proper Names

French Proverbs

Animals Idioms

Body Parts Idioms

Numbers Idioms

Colors Idioms

Food Idioms

Other Idioms



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Matching Exercises


Nouns 1 / Nouns 2 / Nouns 3

Verbs 1 / Verbs 2 / Verbs 3


Body Parts



Multiple Choice Exercises

Eating and Drinking

Work and Money


Emotions and Personality

Random Vocabulary

Cloze Exercises

Animal Idioms

Body Part Idioms

Colors and Numbers Idioms

Food Idioms

Other Idioms



Informal French Slang with free audio and exercises

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