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Cajun Phrases


Anthony25th November 2011 - 1:58 PM
Can y'all give me some common phrases used by Cajuns or Like Common louisiana phrases. I am working on a project for school and can't locate any. The ony one is "Laisse bon ton Rullez"(S/c). Please Help!
 
 


Gayle16th March 2005 - 12:54 PM

Here is a few:

AIN = What did you say?
MO BON = I'm good
COMMENT CA VA = How are you doing?
COMME CI COMME CA = So so
JAMAIS DE LA VIE = oh, never!
FAIS DO-DO = Go to sleep
TO KONPRANN = Do you understand?
 
 


Mj26th June 2005 - 4:17 PM
Hey there, I'm cajun, I have the accent n al but I know little cajun phrases so I went online and found these for you.

Bayou (By you): A sluggish stream, bigger than a creek and smaller than a river.
Ca c'est bon (Sa say bohn):That's good!
C'est la vie (Say la vee):That's life.
C'est magnifique (Say mag ni feek):That's great
Cher (Sha):Dear(a term of endearment).
Mon cher or ma cher:My dear.
Joie de la vie: Joy of life.
Lache pas la patate:(from a popular french song)Don't let go of the potato.
Arc en ciel:A rainbow.
Une 'title pule grasse:A little fat hen.
Que le bon Dieu vous benit:May the good GOD bless you.
Fais-do-do (Fay doe doe):A dance( Literally means "go to sleep")This was told to children so the parents could go out and dance.
Lagniappe (Lahn yop):A little something extra.
Laisser les bons temps rouler (Less lay bohn tohn roo lay):Let the good times roll!
Merci (Mare see): Thank you.
Roux (Roo):Flour browned in fat and used for thickening gravies, gumbo, stew, etc.(the basis for most Cajun cooking).
C'est tout (Say too):That's all, finished.
Coeur Des Cajuns: Heart of Cajuns
Bonjour Mes Amis: Good day my friends.
Au Revior Mes Amis:Good bye my friends.
Bonnes Nouvelles: Good news
Tante:Aunt
Merci Beaucoup:Thank you very much.
La Tasse d' cafe: The cup of coffee
Poules:Chicken
Tasso:Smoked strips of meat, usually pork. It is used to add flavor to certain foods such as gumbo, other meats and used in cooking dried blackeyes. It is also excellent cooked by itself in a gravey served with rice.
Boudin Highly seasoned ground pork mixed with rice packed in hog cassings, and boiled(I believe artificial cassings are used today).
a bit more choke and you would have started
misc:- a statement said to somebody who has just passed wind in public rather loudly.
 
 


Clint25th July 2005 - 3:28 PM
I am getting a dog from Louisiana which I would like to give a Cajun call name to. It will be a female does, anyone have any suggestions. I also would like to teach her all her commands in Cajun such as:
SIT
COME
STAY
SPEAK
HEEL
SEARCH
RETRIEVE OR FETCH

I would appreciate any input on this. Thank you.



 
 
Rajin Cajun 30th September 2009 - 5:44 AM
How bout Belle, mon ami...or Mon Belle...
 
 
Lauren 5th November 2009 - 7:11 PM
It is very difficult to find phrases and ones that are correct or correctly spelled.

One of the most popular:
Laissez le bon temp rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

I got the envies for some oystas! (pron. on-vees) craving

Ooo, that was so good it gave me the freesons. (pron. freez-on) so good it gave me the goosebumps.

Poo yi, I don't know what else you needed, but it's a good start.
 
 
Dan Brouillette23rd June 2010 - 5:34 PM
Anthony get the book "Tonerre Mes Cheins" at Floyds record shop. It has everything you are looking for.
 
 
Sha8th November 2010 - 12:40 PM
I know I won't spell it right but
Mish cone' Pas. (I don't Know)
Gosh da donc (dammit to Hell)
 
 
alison boudreaux25th November 2011 - 1:58 PM
down the bayou (a location where ya live)
yall get down (get out of truck or car and come inside)
yall come back! (a way of saying good by)
make some doedoe( go to sleep)
awww sha! (an expression)
go change (put on diff clothes)

i know more i use them on a daily basis, but ya know when ya try to think of them nothing comes to mind. i am a boudreaux from the bayous of south louisiana and ya cant get more coon ass than me. lol
 
 
alison boudreaux25th November 2011 - 1:59 PM
down the bayou (a location where ya live)
yall get down (get out of truck or car and come inside)
yall come back! (a way of saying good by)
make some doedoe( go to sleep)
awww sha! (an expression)
go change (put on diff clothes)

i know more i use them on a daily basis, but ya know when ya try to think of them nothing comes to mind. i am a boudreaux from the bayous of south louisiana and ya cant get more coon ass than me. lol
 
 
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