Les mots de Facebook

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In French, the pronunciation for Facebook is close the the English one: /face boo kuh/ LISTEN.   French speakers sometimes affectionately call Facebook Face de bouc /fass duh book/  LISTEN (lit. “mug of billy goat”). Below are some words or expressions pertaining to this environment.

Facebook wall: le “mur” Facebook /luh mühr face boo kuh/ LISTEN

Facebook Messaging: la messagerie (instantanée) Facebook /lah mess aj ree ein ston tah nay/ LISTEN

A post: une entrée / ünn on tray/ LISTEN

To post: afficher /afee shay/ LISTEN

Profile: le profil /luh praw feel/ LISTEN

A friend’s request: une demande d’ami /ünn duh monda me/ LISTEN

To tag: marquer /marrh kay/ LISTEN

Status: le statut /luh stah tü/ LISTEN

To update: mettre à jour /mett rah joor/ LISTEN


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