My 5 favorites French Slang #1

Avoir la dalle:

When you are really hungry, you can say you are starving. This is how to say it in French slang! “J’ai la dalle!”

Avoir la gueule de bois

Hangover! When you drink too much alcohol, and you wake up the next morning with a bad headache! “J’ai la gueule de bois” is the French slang for to have a hangover.

Boire un coup

This is the expression you will use to have a drink with a friend: boire un coup” = “boire un verre“.

“T’es disponible ce soir? On va boire un coup avec Marc!”

Un coup de main

When you want to help someone or ask for help you can use this idiom “donner un coup de main”

“Tu peux me donner un coup de main ?” (Can you help me, please?)

Ne pas être de la tarte

It means “not easy, hard, or difficult”.

“L’examen du DELF, c’est pas de la tarte!


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