Paris Slang

Paris Slang
Paris Slang

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The long, multi-cultural history of Paris has resulted in an interesting slang vocabulary. Even if you never mastered the subjunctive, a quick glance at these words and phrases will give you a solid handle on Paris slang.

So you've mastered "merci" and "bonjour," but can't quite follow the lyrics to a French rap song? Don't worry – we've got you covered (and French rap's ridiculous anyway). To get around Paris and experience it like a native, you'll need a few key words and slang phrases to help you blend in.


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