Colloquial French

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All the French slang terms you need to speak like a native

 

If you want to learn and understand the real French that is currently spoken on the street, on TV, or radio—and not the French you learn on your textbooks—this e-book is for you.

No fluff or fillers,  just a straight-to-the-point list of slang and idioms broken down into 23 sections for easy search.

  • 23 topics covered: More than 1,400 slang terms translated
  • Audio tracks included to help you practice pronunciation (5+ hours of MP3)
  • Never misuse a slang expression again: slang terms are marked as either offensive or popular so you’d know when it’s appropriate to use or not.
  • BONUS: Get a FREE copy of the exclusive e-book URBAN FRENCH DICTIONARY: Freshest Street Slang Defined with MP3! (Originally valued at $5)

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Understand “Real” Everyday French 

The French words you learn on regular French classes are either too formal for everyday conversations or are already outdated slang.

You need to learn fresh slang terms that French people actually use on the streets, in daily life, and even on TV shows or movies. But without the proper guidance in how to use slang terms, you could end up offending French people. A lot of French slang words and expressions are highly vulgar or offensive and could cause embarrassment when used inappropriately.

Learn Colloquial French the Right Way

To properly learn French slang, you need a resource with the freshest, most updated slang. You also need one that is intuitive enough to provide you with guidance on how to use these slang terms---if they could be considered offensive and should be used sparingly or if it’s a popular one that could be used anytime with friends.

Most importantly, you need a French slang e-book that also provides help with pronunciation and listening practice.

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Up-to-date slang

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Annotations for offensive or popular slang

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Audio for Pronunciation Practice

Introducing: Colloquial French E-book With Audio

All the French slang terms and expressions you need to speak like a native is here.

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    More than 1,400 French slang terms translated and sorted into 23 categories
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    5 hours+ of audio to help you practice pronunciation
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    Annotations to help you avoid misusing a slang expression: slang terms are marked as either offensive or popular so you’d know when it’s appropriate to use or not

Speak French Like a Native

Colloquial French shares with you thousands of slang words that you can use to sound like a native French speaker in no time.

This complete e-book pack is the most extensive you could find in the market, containing 1,400+ slang words and expressions, a bonus mini ebook, plus a FREE audio you can listen to.

No More Sounding Like a Textbook

If you simply stick to the formal vocabulary you are taught on your regular French course, chances are you’ll have a hard time understanding colloquial French.

This e-book will help you pick up everyday French conversations – the kind you will hear spoken by native speakers on the street, in movies and radio, and more importantly, in real life!

Impress Your French-Speaking Friends!

Achieve a more natural conversational French by using carefully selected slang words.

Your French friends will be impressed by your newfound speaking ability and be amazed at how legit you actually sound!

Enjoy A Few Laughs with this Fun and Entertaining E-Book

This book contains some colourful words and “interesting” expressions used by the French in everyday conversations. From the wholesome topics to the ‘slightly’ provocative, expand your range of vocabulary while enjoying a few laughs.

The First French Slang E-Book with MP3!

The free audio is available in two versions:

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    French - only, and
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    French with English translation

The audio pack will help you recognize how the words and expressions are spoken and learn to pronounce them the right way. You can learn on the go — listen to the tracks while on your commute, jog, or while doing basic chores everyday!

Continuously updated slang words available in a SPECIAL BONUS e-book!

Slang is ever-evolving and newly created slang can grow outdated pretty quickly. The main book contains the most consistently used terms you can hear throughout the years, but, as a bonus, I have also created a list of contemporary French terms for fresher, more up-to-date content.

This short e-book (containing 200++ seasonal slang expressions that won’t hang around forever) gets regularly updated with new expressions that appear in various media including YouTube. Guaranteed to keep you sounding cool and never passé!

Never misuse a slang expression again

You will find annotations throughout the book to let you know if the term is popular/common or if it could be considered offensive by some. This way, you will know when it is appropriate for you to use or not, eliminating the risk of offending anybody or committing a social faux pas.

  • When you see (P) beside a term, it means that it is popular and widely used. It is therefore highly recommended for you to recognize and understand it for immediate use.

  • Words and phrases marked (O) means that it is offensive so use with caution! It would be good to learn the slang, but be careful of using it liberally in your daily speech.

Examples from the book:

Ça va? (P)                       How are things? How are you doing?

Comme ci, comme ça (P) So-so

Chiant (P) (O)                  Boring

Is this e-book for you?

If you are any of the following, this is for you:

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    You wish to sound more natural when speaking to French natives
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    You are a French learner from any level who want to understand a wider variety of French conversations

Technical Details:

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    1,400+ slang expressions divided into 23 topics
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    MP3 with audio with French only and French/English (+5 hours /  53 tracks)

Here’s What Our Customers Have to Say

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“When I originally bought this eBook it was only $4.90 and contained around 300 words. I thought the price was acceptable because it included some MP3s, which is a feature I’ve never seen on books related to slang. However, when I bought the second edition of the eBook it had much more content. It had 1400 words and the expressions used in the book were very consistent! I didn’t even have to pay again because Frédéric gave us the updated version for free. A lot more expressions were included in the eBook and I also got a few hours’ worth of MP3s. I really think it is a great value for only $9.90 and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn some French that isn’t learned in a textbook.” - Paul Vanderlei

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“Very funny eBook! I had a good laugh thanks to of some humorous expressions I learned in this eBook.” - Chantelle Mellis

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“Great resource to learn French. The audio is very useful as well and it can be downloaded so you can listen to it anywhere. Funny and easy to follow even for beginners, I would definitely recommended it!” -Antonela Zulpa

Similar books only contain around 400/500 French slang expressions. This e-book offers 1,400++ of highly relevant French slang! Also the first to be provided with accompanying audio, the additional audio material is perfect for brushing up on your pronunciation or for learning vocabulary on the go.

Get your copy now and start learning Colloquial French!

20 reviews for Colloquial French

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leslie Crain

    I am very happy with this book. The MP3s are great to practice your pronunciation. Looking forward for the update

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Vanderlei

    Paul Vanderlei.

    When I originally bought this eBook it was only $4.90 and contained around 300 words. I thought the price was acceptable because it included some MP3s, which is a feature I’ve never seen on books related to slang. However, when I bought the second edition of the eBook it had much more content. It had 1400 words and the expressions used in the book were very consistent! I didn’t even have to pay again because Frédéric gave us the updated version for free. A lot more expressions were included in the eBook and I also got a few hours’ worth of MP3s. I really think it is a great value for only $9.90 and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn some French that isn’t learned in a textbook.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sofia Wilson

    I highly recommend this eBook. I use some of the expressions featured in it with two of my French friends, who were surprised that my French sounded so natural. Know they speak to me much more casually and it’s mostly thanks to what I learned in this eBook. Learning even more by talking to my French friends is a sort of side-benefit you get if you buy this eBook.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricardo Gerena

    This is an excellent slang book. I am learning many new expressions that I can use with my colleagues.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chantelle Mellis

    Very funny eBook! I had a good laugh thanks to of some humorous expressions I learned in this eBook.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Monica

    I am a language teacher and am always trying to find new ways to bring culture and authentic learning into the classroom. Using these expressions as “Phrase du Jour” has made my life easier!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane Celestin

    I learned a lot of new expressions and the MP3s are very funny.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kamila Meyer

    Love the MP3s with Frederick’s accent cursing in English. Haha! A great buy.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    KC

    Really great value, fun to read. More useful than most of my other French books. If the author wants it to be *perfect,* the double-ups could be edited from the glossary– there are just a few (e.g. drunk). I really love it and hope Frédéric writes more books soon.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    EC

    This list has brought many new expressions to me and will be a good resource (I will selectively choose from it as there are many expressions inappropriate for my students!) for my class as well to get some more current, up-to-date spoken language in the mix.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    María

    If you are learning French, Colloquial French by Frederic Bibard is a must in your collection. This book written by a French native speaker is the perfect tool to learn French slang, idioms and useful colloquial expressions. This book delves into a part of the language that is often forgotten in language courses. Slang is an active part of the language and used on daily life by native speakers.
    The book covers a variety of topics and offers current expressions that will not make you sound antiquated or unnatural. Moreover, some slang is pointed out to be very popular or offensive, which is very useful.
    The book is really entertaining and easy to use. Next to the French expression you get the English equivalent and you also have mp3 audios to learn the correct pronunciation. As a result, it is an excellent resource to learn French on your own or a good complement to your classes because no teacher is required.
    The mp3 audio files can be downloaded, so you can put them in your phone or music device and listen to them when you are on your way to work without needing to be at home.
    I totally recommend this book to French students. There is no point in having a perfect grammar if you then fail having an informal chat with a native speaker.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Antonela Zulpa

    Great resource to learn French. this book as the title said, will teach you the colloquial French. 76 pages divided into 24 chapters which shows you lots of daily phrases in different categories for example family, sports or justice.
    The audio is very useful as well and it can be downloaded so you can listen to it anywhere.
    Funny and easy to follow even for beginners, I would definitely recommended it!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amina E

    This book is a great next step for anyone looking to further their knowledge of French in a way that will be useful to them in the real world. In contrast to other books for advancing knowledge of French, this one is usable and step-by-step, which is important to me when going in depth and learning French at an advanced level. Couple that with the price, and this book really is an unbeatable deal – it was much more useful than the big-name books.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I took French in a classroom setting for years, and while I can fill out a conjugation chart in 30 seconds flat, I had trouble having human conversations when I went to France, because while I knew the technical side of the language, I was missing the conversational and informal elements. This book is excellent for starting to bridge the gap between technical proficiency and real life, as it teaches you the words and phrases that people actually use, and the audio is great to assist with pronunciation. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to take their knowledge of French to the next level.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Santiago

    I really like this book.
    I recommend this book for the people interested in go working or living in France (or any location where French is the main language).

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joselit

    I’m pretty happy with my purchase of this book. Slang terms are usually not included in books geared towards learning a new language, which is a shame since they are a main part of everyday speaking, so to have a book solely composed of French slang terms and how to use them is pretty great. The MP3s are pretty fun too.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tatiana Yumi

    I’ve attended French classes for many years but I’ve never learned such informal vocabulary. This ebook helps me to understand better when my boyfriend (he is French) talks with native speakers.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Kelly

    I have never taken French before in my life. This book not only taught me a lot, but it made me laugh very hard while doing so! I would have never thought learning slang would actually aid in learning a language, but it definitely did.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bipeen Acharya

    ‘Coloquial French’ takes one from “learning” French to actually being able to speak it without sounding like you’re reading a text from an old book. The audiobook provides a great addition to the book by sharing insights into the cultural background to the slangs. I am looking forward to using these slangs when I meet my French speaking friends!

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marcos Mazurjinez

    I’m in the process of refreshing my French after not having much contact with the language for many years. 

    It was helpful in picking up some new vocabulary (texting section was really good) but mainly to refresh the conversational French. If you’re looking to hold a normal chat without too many posh phrases this is probably for you.

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