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"Dar" in French??

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So I follow quite a few French people on twitter, and the one phrase that I see all the time is "c'etait dar". Maybe I'm being really stupid, in fact I probably am, but I've never come across 'dar' before and i was wondering if someone could tell me what it means? Thank You!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

It's not mainstream French, but it seems to fit into the same category as English "cool", "hot", "nice", said of a party, event, place or person.

There are quite a few " ... c'etait trop cool ... ", " ... c'etait trop simpa ... ", " ... c'etait trop dar ... " talking about the same party / event / place, and other references to men/women being " ... trop dar ... " ("hot", "fit").

Fr. "trop ... " anything is a way of turning the adjective into a superlative. So "trop chaud" doesn't always mean too hot temperature wise, it can mean "really hot!".

3 years ago

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That is the sort of idea I got from the context of the tweets I was seeing- nice to finally have it confirmed, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

De rien, merci pour le Lingot!

3 years ago

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It isn't in Wiktionary, but I found it in a slang dictionary. It looks as though "c'etait dar" is a slang form of "c'etait dur".

3 years ago

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Ohh great, I'd wondered if it was slang! Thank you!

3 years ago