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23:00 Aug 6, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase:vousez baiser
i wanna know what vousez baiser means because someone keeps asking me that
I think it is more likely to be Guy's version, in which case it should read : "voulez-vous baiser", rather than Paula's, in which case it would probably have read : "voulez-vous un baiser".
Strangely enough in French, the noun "un baiser" means "a kiss", but the verb "baiser" means "(to) kiss" and/or "(to) f***", as Guy puts it.
Sticking with the verb "baiser", if someone wants to kiss you, they might say "puis-je vous faire/donner un baiser". However, it is more common to use the verb "embrasser" (puis-je vous embrasser?).
"Baiser" is pretty crude and is on the same level as "f***".
You probably know from the context which it is - if the person is wanting to kiss you, the choice of "basier" is vaguely poetic. If he's hoping you'll sleep with him, then his turn of phrase is not in the least poetic!
Anecdote : At the end of the year when all the TV stations show their famous extracts, here's one which appears all the time. There's a TV show in France compered by Michel Drücker who is interviewing Whitney Houston who was just about 20 years old at the time. Taking part in the interview is a (slightly drunk) Serge Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg says something along the lines of "Elle est super - j'ai envie de la baiser!" (roughly translating as, "she's fantastic - I want to f*** her"). WH asks MD to explain what SG has said and MD politely explains "He says he wants to kiss you". (WH smiles). SG jumps in to correct MD and says in English "No! I said I wanna f*** her!". After that, WH was completely appalled and it created a mini-panic backstage...
I just typed in « whitney-houston-serge-gainsbourg » on Google.com and got hits on this one.
Explanation: For example you would translate the following:
What screws like a tiger and winks!
Qu'est-ce qui baise comme un tigre et cligne de l'oeil!
In business to be shafted becomes in french " te faire baiser"
BOB DE DENUS Local time: 17:37 Native speaker of: English, French PRO pts in pair: 409