These contain some examples of vulgar language.

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The French do not always consider having an argument as negative or destructive, particularly for couples. In fact, you can't really say you have a normal relationship if you haven't been through a good old row. Now, breaking the crockery is optional, but using the right line at the right time is absolutely essential.
So here's a list of expressions that will enable you to have a pretty decent argument with a French partner or close friend; the perfect come-backs to that provocative Tu me cherches? (*) Are you looking for trouble?

(* = familiar, ** = very familiar, *** = vulgar, v = Verlan (back-slang), Lit. = literally)

transcript  Click here for a transcript of all the expressions in "Argument".


Argument Class Drinking Family
Food Friends Going out Health
Interjections Money Moods Music
Play up/Play down Politics Professions Pulling

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