"ca craint" (sorry, I don't seem to be able to activate the accent function ...)

Walter

Kwiziq community member

1 December 2018

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"ca craint" (sorry, I don't seem to be able to activate the accent function ...)

I know I am a little old-fashioned about this, but even though "it sucks!" is used more and more frequently these days in colloquial American speech, I think it is still a fairly vulgar expression.  Does "ca craint" have the same level of vulgarity as "ca suce" in French?  I'm just curious.

Walter B.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Translating the -ing form of verbs with L'Infinitif (not -ant)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 December 2018

3/12/18

Hi Walter,

I don't think there's any vulgarity attached to, 'ça craint' in French it is just slang .

I have heard it used by young people to mean a fashion faux-pas like a comment adressed to the wrong people wearing leggings ...

The other expression I have never heard personally but I am old-fashioned too!!

Walter

Kwiziq community member

3 December 2018

3/12/18

Many thanks, Cecile.

Best regards from one old-fashioned person to another, ;-)

Walter B.

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