Les textos en français Posted by Bridgette on Oct 22, 2021 in Culture
Les textos en français – Texts in French
A few weeks back Tim posted a blog all about emojis in French. This week I want to talk about les textos en français.
For some, text slang may be a nuisance that’s ‘ruining the language’ but some may argue that modern online conversations require quick and hurried responses. Love it or hate it, it’s a constantly evolving form of the language and it is here to stay.
Let’s start off with some basics:
Cc = Coucou. = Hey there!
Slt= Salut. = Hi!
Bjr = Bonjour. = Hello
Bsr = Bonsoir. = Good evening
Easy enough? Now let’s take a look at some more:
MDA = Merci d’avance = Thanks in advance.
Mr6 = Merci = Thanks (thx)
Pk = Pourquoi = Why
STP = S’il te plaît = Please
Dsl = Desolé = Sorry
DAC = d’accord = OK
MDR = Mort de rire = ‘dying of laughter’ (lol)
EXPDR = Explosé de rire = ‘exploding with laughter’ (rofl)
C = C’est = it’s
C Ca = C’est ça = that’s it
CT= C’était = it was
G = J’ai = I have
GT= J’étais = I was
A+= à plus tard = see you later (c u l8r)
A TT = à tout à l’heure = Talk to you later. (ttyl)
Je re = je reviens tout de suite = (brb)
Koi = Quoi = What
Jamè = Jamais = Never
Eske = Est-ce que… = Is it…
2m1 = Demain = Tomorrow
Koi 2 9 = quoi de neuf ? = What’s new?
Of course none of these are necessary for yourself to use when texting, but could be helpful if you ever receive a text or are reading through a French twitter feed or any other place you may see short and very informal text in French. If you don’t know the acronym (since this isn’t an exhaustive list) I would suggest sounding it out phonetically in French. 😊 (For a more complete list.. check out here.)
For some fun, try to write a comment in the chat using some of our new French text skills. I’ll start off the conversation:
CC ! Koi 2 9 ? C étrange, le SMS ! Essaies-le, STP. 😄 Mr6, A+ !
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