Let's be serieux! Can't quite come up with the right French quip or four-letter word? With Talk Dirty: French, you'll be able to put your (middle) finger on it. Each entry provides an individual foreign gem, a useful French sentence employing the word, the expression's English counterpart, and its literal translation. Whether you're a native-speaker, world traveler, or just looking to tell off those brash Parisians, these naughty words and risque slang will surely give your tongue a French twist. Les couilles: the balls French Expression: Je l'ai avertie-elle ne m'a pas ecoute alors maintenant je m'en bats les couilles. Translation: I warned her--she didn't listen to me so w I'm washing my hands of it. Literal Translation: I warned her--she didn't listen to me so w I'm flapping my balls of it.
Alexis Munier has taught English at world-reowned language schools across Europe. Now as a writer she still finds time to perfect her French slang! Emmanuel Tichelli hails from a small town in French-speaking Switzerland, a country with four official languages: French, Italian, German and Romansh. Growing up in a feisty French/Italian family, he learned the power of persuasive language at a young age!