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Do the French Say Zut?

FAQs Jackson Bowman November 20, 2022

Yes, there are such things as mild swear words in French, and “zut” is indeed one of them.

Is Zut alors rude?

Zut alors or zut!

Zut, which is more common than the old-fashioned “zut alors,” is actually just a very polite way of saying merde. It’s like saying “shucks” or “dang” to avoid swearing in front of people you shouldn’t swear in front of.

What does the French expression Zut alors mean?

Translating literally “So, so“, this phrase is the textbook way to answer many questions when you want to say the equivalent of “so so” in English.

Do the French say sacre bleu?

Sacrebleu is a stereotypical and very old-fashioned French curse, rarely used by the French today. An English equivalent would be “My Goodness!” or “Golly Gosh!” It used to be considered very offensive.

Why do French people say bah oui?

Essentially, bah means “you idiot” or “yeah, duh”. So when someone asks you if you’re going to watch the next season of Game of Thrones, you say: ” Bah ouais, c’est la fin de la serie.” If you didn’t remember that it was your colleague Daisy’s birthday until she brought a cake at lunch, you would exclaim, “Bah oui, c’est ton…

What is the F word in France?

Putain is your all-purpose French sword word. You know how some English speakers love the F word? You will use it to express emotions ranging from joy to pain to anger and everything in between.

Is sacre bleu offensive?

Sacrebleu! Sacrebleu is a very old-fashioned French curse, rarely used by the French these days. An English equivalent would be “My Goodness!” or “Golly Gosh!” It used to be considered very offensive.

How do you say wow in French?

wow → oh is, wow, ugh, me, wow.

How do you exclaim in French?

La vache is often used as an alternative to swearing when in polite company or around children. If you see something surprising or are shown a bizarre image, exclaim, “Oh, la vache!”

How do you say common phrases in French?

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