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Whether you plan to study French in France, take online French classes, or join a French language immersion program, our French to English dictionary is always being updated with new French words which makes an excellent supplement for those trying to learn to speak French.

Book Reviews:

1. Merde!: The Real French You Were Never Taught at School

Want to impress the locals with your extensive knowledge of the French language? Then why not dazzle them with your superior knowledge of French vulgarities! Okay, so this book isn't only about French swear words and insults, but it is still a great book filled with a lot of everyday French slang. A basic knowledge of French is needed when reading this book, since it doesn't go very indepth with its explainations, but for those of you with some French language experience, it can certainly be a fun way to expand your vocabulary beyond what your French 101 class is going to teach you.

2. Merde Encore!: More of the Real French You Were Never Taught at School

Like the first book, this one also expects the reader to have at least a basic knowledge of French for complete understanding of the text. But for those of you that liked the first book, there should be enough in the second book to keep you interested. That said, both books are not the same. While the first dealt more with colloquial French, the encore version delves more into the idiomatic vocabulary and phrasing for "politically incorrect" stereotypes, though not always a true representation of the French psyche. Though the book does offer a rather nice illustrated section covering French gestures which I found quite useful.


French Insults and Bad Words
Learn How to Insult People in French and Say Bad Words
By studying this page you will learn several French insults, as well as other French slang words and rude French phrases. There are also some bad words in French. Each word or phrase has been included with a translation from French to English (or from English to French if you prefer - just click the appropriate link below).

This page will help answer general questions like, 'How to insult people in French?' or more specific questions like 'How do you say Stupid in French?' or 'How do you tell someone You're a complete moron in French?'.

Pretty much, if you want to learn the kind of French insults that your formal teacher never taught you, like you are stupid, you're an idiot, burn in hell, and other insulting French phrases, then this is a great place to start! Other than that, we've also got a French Poll of the Day for you to check out and some recommendations for many texts whose primary focus is on the art of insulting in French.

Do you happen to be a fluent speaker of French yourself? If you've got the time, then please send in some other insults in French. We'll do our best to get them posted as soon as possible.

If you are unsure of what to send in, just check near the bottom of the page. There is a list of all the currently requested French insults still requiring translations. Even if you want to send in something that's not on the list, please do. We'd love to add whatever it is that you're willing to send us to our site. Everything around the site was submitted by people just like you and I who took a moment to share a bit of what they know!

Don't fret if you aren't fluent enough in French to send in your translations. Hopefully by reading over this site you'll learn a thing or two about the French language and become a step closer to fluent. Maybe you don't know French, but you know another language instead? By all means, submit translations in that language or any other language that you might happen to know!

Anyway, best of luck with your French studies (Scroll down the page to read our complete list of French insults and rude French phrases.

View this list of French insults with translations from: French to English or English to French

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnFrenchCLT twitter page.)

Brûle en enfer - Burn in hell

Ferme la bouche - Shut your mouth
Il est stupide - He is stupid

On t'a bercé trop près du mur? - As a child, was your cradle rocked too close to the wall?

Se coucher avec - Sleep with / Have sex with

T'as une tête a faire sauter les plaques d'egouts! - You've got a face that would blow off manhole covers!
Tu es betes comme tes pieds - You are as smart as the bottom of your feet
Tu es completement débile - You're a complete moron
Tu es con - You're an idiot
Tu es un putain - You are a slut

Vous avez le cervau d'un sandwich au fromage - You have the brain of a cheese sandwich
Vous avez le corps d'un chien et le QI d'une durée de cinq ans - You have the body of a dog and the IQ of a five year old
Vous êtes stupide - You are stupid
Vous êtes une pomme de terre avec le visage d'un cochon d'inde - You are a potato with the face of a guinea pig
Vous sentez comme le boeuf et le fromage - You smell like beef and cheese

Zut - Darn

*** This is our PG-13 list of French Insults - Click here for French swear words and extreme insults. ***
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French Learning on a Budget
With the economy where it's at, it can sometimes be hard to afford new learning materies. Luckily, learning doesn't always have to be expensive. These books are perfect for filling up your French learning library on a small budget. Instead of buying just one expensive book or maybe even no books at all, here are a bunch of very cheap French learning books so you can learn the most French without having to spend a fortune.

These books also make for great gift ideas if you know someone who is trying to learn the French language.

Requested French Insults Translations
Do you know how to speak French? Perhaps you can send in some translations to help the visitors of this site. Below are a list of insults and bad words that people are looking to be translated from English to French:

- All of you speaking a different language are such pricks
- Arse-hole
- Bite me
- Boobs
- Concubine
- Curse
- Damn
- Damn it
- Dick
- Dickhead
- Dumb
- Fat burger face
- Fat cow
- Fool
- Get lost
- Go away
- Go back to your country
- Go to hell
- I don't give a damn
- I hate you
- I hope you choke
- Idiot
- Jerk
- Kiss my arse
- Loser
- Noob
- Piss off
- Pissed
- Poopoo
     - Prick
- Punk
- Shut up
- Shut up smelly
- Skank
- Slut
- Smartass
- Stupid
- Stupid slut
- Suck up
- Turd
- Ugly
- What the hell are you?
- You are a coward
- You are an idiot
- You are crazy
- You are taking the piss
- You fat horrible cow git
- You have the IQ of a French teacher, which is very low
- You smell
- You smell like fish
- You smelly peasant
- You suck
- You're the biggest loser
- Your face blows off manhole covers
- Your face looks like the back of a bus
- Your mom is a slut
- Your hair is messed up

If you have any French translation requests, feel free to post them in the French portion of our forum.
Know French? Send in your translations here.