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Ils se foutent de notre gueule

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by marget, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. marget Senior Member

    Bonjour,

    Does this expression mean something like "they don't give a damn about us" or "they're wasting our time/making mock of us"? Is it somewhat vulgar?

    Merci d'avance:)
     
  2. aldonse

    aldonse Senior Member

    switzerland
    français
    it means both, depend on the context.. and this is very vulgar:)
    Good educated people would say ils se payent de notre tête...
     
  3. marget Senior Member


    Thanks a lot. I should explain that the person who said it was highly educated and very upset.
     
  4. aldonse

    aldonse Senior Member

    switzerland
    français
    Serviteur! You're welcome!
     
  5. ?e©am Senior Member

    Earth
    Portuguese & French
    Ils se moquent de nous is an alternative way to say ils se payent notre tête

    Aldonse is totally right: this expression is pretty vulgar even if in France you may hear it often...
     

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