LordRetard wrote:Unfortunately I only know Quebecois insults. Saying tabernacle is about the least impressive insult you can think of.
It's more effective if you pronounce it tabernak
, otherwise you're just an Anglophone trying to swear in French (Quebecois are cruel). You might also want to try maudit
(damn) and viarge
(I think it's some kind of reference to the Virgin Mary) if you ever find yourselves wanting to swear in Quebec.
In France some good words to use might be merde
(bastard), trou de col
(asshole) and con
I've seen it written tabernak but I don't understand that. It definitely doesn't matter how I can say it because my French is extremely terrible and I've forgotten how to pronounce most things. I might visit Quebec soon (like a couple of years soon, while my friend is still at school there) but I don't really see myself going to France for any reason. Lately I've been thinking about my different options for travelling. For blowing all of my savings I'd like to make the right decision.
Words that sound almost like their English counterparts, but note quite are fairly common in French. I've seen it drive Anglophones learning French nuts before. The best rule I can think of is 'there are no words pronounced the same in French and English so don't try.'
I hear France isn't actually that nice of a place to visit (though the southern area apparently can be nice). Personally if I ever go to Europe to improve my French, I'm probably going to go to Belgium or Switzerland since I have an easier time with those accents than I do France accents anyways.*
*personally I credit all the hours of The Smurfs and Tintin I watched as a kid