These contain some examples of vulgar language.

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A notorious night-bird wrote a book in which he tells of the restless nights he used to spend wandering around Paris. Nowadays, urban heroes sleep and rest during daytime. It's only in the evening that they come back to life. If you are tempted to try la vie nocturne, here is a list of expressions that should help you answer the usual question: Qu'est-ce qu'on fait ce soir ?

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

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

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