21 French Internet Slang Abbreviations and Acronyms


Do you want to know the French version of LOL, LMAO or WTF? Wondering what French people mean by NPTK or OSEF? If you want to text like a native then this article is for you. You'll learn to chat with your French friends using internet slang. It's faster and a lot more fun so let's get started.

Internet slang goes by a lot of names like textspeak, chatspeak and initialisms. It uses abbreviations and acronyms to make typing faster. Mobile phones contributed to making it a world-wide phenomenon and the French have extended this internet jargon in new directions. You probably know how to say I love you in French but can you guess how to say it in netlingo? We've compiled a list of the most common French internet slang abbreviations so you can text like a boss!

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A+ - À Plus, À Plus tard
English equivalent: CU, CUL, SYL (See you, See You Later)

ASKIP - À Se K'Il Paraît (À ce qu'il paraît)
English translation: It seems that

BJR - Bonjour
English translation: good morning

BLC - je m'en Bats Les Couilles
English equivalent: IDGF (I Don't Give a Fuck)

bof - meh

BSR - Bonsoir
English translation: good evening

DSL - Désolé
English equivalent: SRY (SorRY)

JSP - Je ne sais pas.
English equivalent: IDK (I don't know.)

JTM - Je t'aime.
English translation: I love you.

MBAB - Mère Bonne À Baiser
English equivalent: MILF (Mother I'd Like to Fuck)

MDR - Mort De Rire
English equivalent: LOL (Laughing Out Loud)

NPTK - N'imPorTe Koi (n'importe quoi)
English equivalent: BS (BullShit)

OKLM - On se KaLMe (on se calme)
English translation: chill

OSEF - On S'En Fout
English equivalent: CCL (Couldn't Care Less)

PDM - Putain de merde
English equivalent: WTF (What The Fuck)

PK - PourKoi
English translation: why

PTDR - Pété de rire
English equivalent: LMAO (Laughing My Ass Off)

SLT - SaLuT
English translation: hi, hello

STP or SVP - S'il Te Plaît or S'il Vous Plaît
English equivalent: PLS or PLZ (Please)

TKT - T'inKièTe (t'inquiète)
English equivalent: DWAI (Don't Worry About It)

VDM - Vie De Merde
English equivalent: FML (Fuck My Life)


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Christine Ducos-Restagno
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