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Resource: English Slang (w/ or w/o French Translations)
Thread poster: Anne Goff

Anne Goff  Identity Verified
United States
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French to English
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Aug 15, 2008

I just introduced a French friend of mine to the oh-so-fun M*rde! books with their collection of slang and naughty phrases in French and English. These books are a lot of fun if you want an easy-to-read introduction to French slang. Unfortunately, they don't offer as much English slang as you'd expect.

Now she'd like to find a similar book for learning English slang, but all the ones we've looked at are either very serious and require a lot of reading, or they are more a collection of idioms than an overview of the nasty things somewhat might yell at you in the subway.

Does anyone have any good suggestions?

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Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:28
French to English
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Harraps French-English slang dictionary Aug 17, 2008

Harrap's published a French-English slang dictionary a few years ago. It's probably not bang up to date nowadays (don't think they've published a new ed) but has reasonable coverage as I recall.

In my own (on-line) French-English dictionary I've tried to include coverage of French slang-- for example, I've included various Verlan terms that aren't easy to find in other dictionaries-- but I always welcome suggested additions.


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