Even for those of us who are French, it is a bit confusing sometimes to receive an SMS in France (un texto).
Take the following for example:
T’inkiet G 1 KDO pr l’annif 2 Julie
I was baffled to say the least. Can you guess what it meant? The trick, of course, is to read it out loud:
T’inquiète (as in don’t worry) j’ai un cadeau pour l’anniversaire de Julie (I have a gift for Julie’s birthday)
Can you guess what the following are?
|Ça va pas ?
|Is something wrong?
|J’ai une idée de cadeau
|I have an idea for a gift
|un de ces quatre
|one of these days
|À la prochaine
|TTFN, ta ta for now
|C pa 5pa
|C’est pas sympa
|That’s not nice
If, like me, you remain a bit baffled and insist in typing every word and accent, I’ll leave you with a nice one:
BZ : bisous, bises kisses
If you use an “x” for a kiss in France, THEY will be baffled!
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