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Old 31.01.2011, 20:04
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Re: How do you say "rusty" as in out of practice en French?

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I don't know if people want to have the correct grammar or if one just exchange for fun... stop me if I am correcting too much.

un bon français
il est à chier.
nope...


it is "du bon français" partitive, because "I used to speak some good french before"

and yes, you could say "il est à chier" if you were writing a dissertation.

But this is street spoken frog.... so, "c'est à chier !" and now fous le camp !.

and Music chick, the right expression is "C'est chiant"
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Old 31.01.2011, 20:10
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Re: How do you say "rusty" as in out of practice en French?

Nope - du bon français just does not work, soz.

MC - c'est chiant = it's boring (slang)

Fous le camp = go away (slang)
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Re: How do you say "rusty" as in out of practice en French?

I am sorry to insist, but my corrections are right, even in slang. French people make a lot of mistake in French but they make French mistakes, not typical second language mix ups like you. Your expressions are right as such, just not used in these exact sentences. I really insist, a lot. I do not mind at all that you use something different in your life, I am even reluctant to correct too much here as I do not know if people are intersted to have an idiomatic correct french, even in colloquial or vulgar language.

If you want the explanations, you have to ask for it, because I am not a show off but I am willing to be helpful.
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Re: How do you say "rusty" as in out of practice en French?

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MC - c'est chiant = it's boring (slang)
= 'it sucks'

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Fous le camp = go away (slang)
= 'Get lost'

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Je me débrouille. Nice expression, but it is often used as understatement.
English understatement in French, its a perfect match!
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Je me débrouille pas mal = I'm not bad, often meaning, I am in fact quite good!

Je me débrouille pas mal en anglais, pour une Suisse.
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Re: How do you say "rusty" as in out of practice en French?

I think "rouillé" works
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