|Texting in French|
Just a word of caution, use texting slang sparingly, especially if you're a beginner because you should learn the appropriate way of writing French before you ruin it!
First we'll look at how SMS slang is created, and then we'll look at a modest list of words.
The easiest way to make texting slang is to simply remove unnecessary letters in French or combine series of numbers and letters to mimic how the intended word sounds.
slt jespr ktu va b1, j'T envoé 2 sms pk tu rep pa ?
Salut j'espère que tout va bien, je t'ai envoyé 2 SMS pourquoi tu (ne) réponds pas ?
Hey I hope everything is going well, I sent you 2 texts, why didn't you respond ?
Some Texting Slang
Keep in mind that text messages are not just composed of shortcut words but oftentimes they are a mixture of verlan and other colloquialisms as well. Nevertheless, the list below can help you decipher some texting slang.