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Some phrases to speak like a french native

1) Tu fais quoi ?

 Meaning “What are you doing ?”

Tu fais quoi you can also say “Que fais-tu?“, “tu fais quoi maintenant?” “qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire

But “Qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire” can have meaning like : Omg you are doing something wrong like a little angry voice “Qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire” it’s also same “Tu fais quoi???”

Only recommended that you use to family or close friends.

2) Tu t’en sors ?

Meaning = “Doing okay there?” or “Is it Ok

You are doing something, maybe you need time to find the solution then your friend will ask you “Tu t’en sors” = “Are you ok?” or “Everything is ok ?”

then after that you can suggest your help , so you can say : “As tu besoin de mon aide ? ” = “do you need my help ?

Can use this sentence : with your friends, family, and also your coworkers

3) N’importe quoi

N’importe quoi = “anything” or “nonsense

Example :

  • Tu dis vraiment n’importe quoi – You are really talking crap
  • les poulets peuvent voler – chickens can fly = no sense

Can use this sentence : with your friends, family, and also your coworkers

4) Revenons à nos moutons !

This is an expression to use after the conversation to back to the original topic
In English it means “let’s get back to our sheep!” = “Let’s get back to the point!”

5) J’ai le cafard…

Meaning “I’m feeling a little down” or “I’m feeling blue

It literally means, “I have the cockroach” but to use the verb phrase avoir le cafard simply means to be depressed or to feel down. You can also say Ça me donne le cafard, which means “that depresses me.”

6)  Ça te changera les idées…

meaning : “It’ll take your mind off thing

example :

ne sois pas triste, sors un peu !ç a te changera les idées ! = don’t be sad, go out ! It’ll take your mind off things

7) Bref.

Bref = To summarize something or to give one’s final impression of something

example :

tu dis n’importe , bref = no sense, stop it

8) Tiens-moi au courant!

meaning : “Keep me up to date!”

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