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Quebec French Texting Vs. English Canada Texting

What the hell does "@tt" mean?


The world being what it is today, texting has become its own kind of language. And, as with normal languages, you need to learn it and speak it in order to understand it.

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In Montreal, we have a huge French-speaking population, but we also have a huge English-speaking population (don't forget).

English people learned to speak French and French people learned to speak English (mostly), but now we even have to learn each other's texting slang. Oh boy. Some of them are super hard to believe, and thus SUPER hard to understand.

It's difficult as it is, so here's a little list of some of the really common French slangs used in text:

@2m1, a2m1
What it actually means: See you tomorrow

DTF (de toute façon)
What it actually means: Anyways - yeah, that one changes quite a bit.

PQT
What it actually means: More than anything else

FTG (ferme ta gueule)
What it actually means: Shut the fuck up

Tkt (t'inquiète)
What it actually means: Don't worry

TMK 
What it actually means: I miss you

Live
What it actually means: Right now

Taste
What it actually means: Yummy, tastes good

Cc, Couc
What it actually means: Crazy

Dacc (d'accord)
What it actually means: Okay

@tt, @tte, a tte
What it actually means: See you tomorrow

+1
What it actually means: I agree

-1
What it actually means: I disagree

ALP (à la prochaine)
What it actually means: See you next time

AMA (à mon avis)
What it actually means: In my opinion

HS
What it actually means: That's off topic

DSL
What it actually means: Sorry

TMLT
What it actually means: Leave me alone

Bn, B8
What it actually means: Goodnight

TFK
What it actually means: What are you doing?

CTUP  (c'est toujours un plaisir (de te parler)
What it actually means: It's always a pleasure

Arf, Erf
What it actually means: I'm embarrassed 

MNT
What it actually means: Right now

NRV
What it actually means: I'm annoyed

And that's just the beginning! As time goes on, there will be more and more, trust me. Text language is a real thing.

In case you're English and you start dating a French speaker, here's a huge ass list that'll be sure to help you with your communication.

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