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25 French Insults for Every Occasion

There are many reasons for learning a French insult or two. Maybe your teacher was less than stellar, so you want to send them off with a few colorful words on your final day, or maybe there's a French guy who has a habit of yelling at you every time you cross paths and you'd just like to know what it is he's calling you. No matter why you need to learn some French insults, this is the right place to be.

Below you'll find 25 insults in French, all listed with their English translations. Please note - this is our list of PG-13 insults... the extreme stuff is on a separate page and the link to that is in red below, if you'd like to read that too.

French Insults:

You can also view this list of insults with translations from: English to French. Words in bold added during the last update.

Brûle en enfer. ➔ Burn in hell.

Ferme la bouche. ➔ Shut your mouth. (mild, "Americanized" insult)

Ferme ta gueule! ➔ Shut your mouth! (more offensive than ferme la bouche)

Il est stupide. ➔ He is stupid.

Je te déteste. ➔ I hate you.

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

Sacré bleu! ➔ (lit. Holy blue!) A dated expression of surprise/exasperation, can mean: Damn it!

Se coucher avec ➔ Sleep with / Have sex with

Stupide ➔ Stupid

T'as une tête a faire sauter les plaques d'egouts! ➔ You've got a face that would blow off manhole covers!

Ta gueule! ➔ Shut your mouth! (more offensive than ferme ta gueule)

Très stupide ➔ Very stupid

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 are an idiot.

Tu es très stupide. ➔ You are very stupid.

Tu es un putain. ➔ You are a slut.

Va te faire voir. ➔ Get yourself checked.

Vos qualifications sont pas plus de valeur qu'un permis de chien. ➔ Your qualifications are of no more value than a dog licence.

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


*List of French insults last updated: April 4, 2018.


*** This is our PG-13 list of French Insults - Click here for French swear words and extreme insults. *** (By clicking this link, you agree that you are of legal age to read such material.)

English to French Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about insulting French words or phrases? Give it a try and then scroll back up to see how you did!

1. How do you say stupid in French?
2. How do you say you are stupid in French?
3. How do you say you are an idiot in French?
4. What is you are very stupid in French?
5. What is you're a complete moron in French?
6. What is the translation for very stupid in French?
7. How do you say I hate you in French?

French to English Comprehension:

Want to test your knowledge when starting with the French words? Give these ones a try!

1. What is the English translation of vous êtes une pomme de terre avec le visage d'un cochon d'inde?
2. What is the meaning in English of sacré bleu?
3. What is the English meaning of ferme la bouche?
4. What is sacrebleu! T'as une tête a faire sauter les plaques d'egouts in English?



The Fine Print

I don't speak French myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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