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Merde!: The Real French You Were Never Taught at School

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Preface

Do you remember when you were learning French at school and looked in vain through your dictionary for all the dirty words? Have you thought you had a reasonable command of the language, then seen a French film or gone to France only to find that you could barely understand a word? You were, of course, never taught real French by your boring teachers, who failed t

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Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 27th 1986 by Scribner Book Company (first published 1986)
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Katherine
Jan 21, 2016 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is utterly hilarious and totally indispensable if you are going to spend any time in France (or indeed other francophone countries). It gives you the gen on all the profanities on offer in la belle langue. What really makes this a little gem is that the words are starred helping you to judge the severity of each insult; this is helpful because often there are no direct translations and usage is very different. We have had much fun bringing this out with French friends and now that my son is ...more
eliza
Aug 26, 2008 eliza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
somewhat misogynistic, but that's slang for you. this book has helped me understand conversational french SO much better, because every-day french is much more vulgar than your professor would have you know.
J.M.
Aug 03, 2009 J.M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Funny little book that compiles together in one place all French insults, curses, and slang. I would've loved a copy in high school.
Robert
You wanna know dirty words and slang? This is the book for you. More information than I could absorb my first time through for sure.
Alexander Miranda
Nov 03, 2007 Alexander Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vulgar lovers oflanguage
This is a cool language book...french slang, bad language. A great self-defense book for french travel.
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Shelves: non-fiction, french
Un petit peu vieillot, mais toujours utile .
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