Learning French is one thing, but French on the internet – in chatrooms, forums, text messaging (SMS), and email can seem like a completely different language. Fortunately, help is at hand. Here are some common French abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols to help you communicate via text:

bjr / SLT= bonjour / salut (hello)

d’ac / dak = d’accord (OK)

EDR = écroulé de rire (LOL)

MDR = mort de rire (ROFL)

biz = bisous (kisses)

BCP = beaucoup (a lot)

Oué = ouais (yeah)

OQP = occupé (busy)

NSP = ne sais pas (dunno)

mr6 = merci (thanks)

p2k = pas de quoi (you’re welcome)

Koi29 / QDN = quoi de neuf? (what’s new?)

JSG = je suis génial (I’m doing great)

Je t’m / JTM = je t’aime (I love you)

Je c = je sais (I know)

STP / SVP = s’il te/vous plaît (please)

TOK = t’es OK? (are you OK?)

XLnt = excellent (excellent)

ri1 = rien (nothing)

PK = parce que (because)

ki = qui (who)

ke = que (that)

kan / kand = quand (when)



(Source: www.french.about.com)

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