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English to French Insults

There are many reasons to learn some French insults. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, then look below for 25 insults in French, each with their English translations.

French Insults:

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

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

Burn in hell. ➔ Brûle en enfer.

Damn it! ➔ Sacré bleu! (lit. Holy blue!) A dated expression of surprise/exasperation with several meanings.

Darn ➔ Zut

Get yourself checked. ➔ Va te faire voir.

He is stupid. ➔ Il est stupide.

I hate you. ➔ Je te déteste.

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

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

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

Sleep with / Have sex with ➔ Se coucher avec

Stupid ➔ Stupide

Very stupid ➔ Très stupide

You are a potato with the face of a guinea pig. ➔ Vous êtes une pomme de terre avec le visage d'un cochon d'inde.

You are an idiot. ➔ Tu es con.

You are as smart as the bottom of your feet. ➔ Tu es betes comme tes pieds.

You are stupid. ➔ Vous êtes stupide.

You are very stupid. ➔ Tu es très stupide.

You have the body of a dog and the IQ of a five year old. ➔ Vous avez le corps d'un chien et le QI d'une durée de cinq ans.

You have the brain of a cheese sandwich. ➔ Vous avez le cervau d'un sandwich au fromage.

You smell like beef and cheese. ➔ Vous sentez comme le boeuf et le fromage.

You're a complete moron. ➔ Tu es completement débile.

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

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

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


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. What is the English meaning of vous êtes une pomme de terre avec le visage d'un cochon d'inde?

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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