Do things sound better in French, or is it just in my imagination? Will you have more success if you use pick up lines in French, rather than in English? French might be the language of love, but some of these lines are just as cheesy as in any other language. So I’ve broken them down: a few good ones, a few dreadful ones, and one to take to heart!
Some people have the ability to flirt, and some people simply don’t. Most of the time it is simply better to be natural instead of using a pick up line. Even if the pick up lines are in French, doesn’t mean that you are automatically going to have that je ne sais quoi.
But sometimes, if it is a complete stranger, you might need a bit of a ice-breaker, which is where a pick up line might be handy. And with a charming foreign accent to boot, you just might find your new lover on the streets of Paris!
Now, pick up lines have to personal and addressed to someone, so I’ve imagined them as being said by a man to a woman, and used the informal tu, instead of vous. But since cheesy french pick up lines are by no means restricted to heterosexual men, feel free to adapt them as you wish!
Good Pick Up Lines in French that could potentially work
|Pick Up Lines in French||English Translation|
|Mon endroit préféré c’est avec toi.||My favorite place is with you.|
|Si je sais ce qu’est l’amour, c’est grâce à toi.||If I know what love is, it’s thanks to you.|
|Je te tiendrai dans mon coeur jusqu’à ce que je puisse te tenir dans mes bras.||I will hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms.|
|Chaque battement de mon coeur est un je t’aime que je t’envoie.||Each beat of my heart is an I love you that I send you.|
|L’amour c’est comme le vent, tu ne peux pas le voir, mais tu peux le sentir.||Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.|
|Je ne sais pas quoi faire, mais la cœur a les raisons que la raison ignore.||I do not know what to do, but the heart has the reasons that reason ignores.|
|Tu as du feu? Ahh, je ne fume pas non plus!||Do you have a lighter? Ahh, I don’t smoke either!|
|Excuse-moi, est-ce que tu embrasses les inconnus? Non? OK, je me présente alors.||Excuse me, do you kiss strangers? No? OK, then introduce myself.|
When I say “could potentially work”, I mean with a giant grain of salt! Don’t blame me if they don’t work. It is all in the finesse, the charm, and the participants. These lines are not going to suddenly turn anyone Jean Dujardin!
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Bad Pick Up Lines in French that are bound to fail
Everything is a matter of taste, but personally, I don’t see these lines working. Or maybe I should get out more?
|Pick up Lines in French||English Translation|
|Si un jour j’avais su qu’en croisant ton regard, j’allais tomber amoureuse de toi, j’aurais fermé les yeux.||If one day I had known that by meeting your gaze, I would fall in love with you, I would have closed my eyes.|
|Ma Chérie! Tu as un 06?||My darling! Do you have a 06? (06 is the start of every French mobile number)|
|On devrait t’arrêter pour excès de beauté sur la voie publique!||We should arrest you for excess beauty on a public street!|
|J’ai tenté de t’oublier un bon nombre de fois et je n’y suis jamais arrivée. Regarde, je suis encore entrain de parler de toi…||I have tried to forget you a number of times and have never succeeded. Look, I’m still talking about you…|
|Est-ce que le soleil vient de se lever ou c’est toi qui m’as souri?||Has the sun just risen or it was you who smiled at me?|
|Je ne suis peut-être pas ton premier rencard, baiser, ou amour, mais je veux être ton dernier.||I may not be your first date, kiss, or love, but I want to be your last.|
|Si je te disais que tu avais un beau corps, tu m’en tiendrais rigueur?||If I told you that you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?|
|Je viens juste d’arriver ici. Est-ce que tu pourrais m’indiquer le chemin jusqu’à ton appart ?||I just got here. Could you show me the way to your apartment?|
|Si je t’aide à apprendre l’anglais, est-ce que tu m’apprendras comment embrasser en français?||If I help you learn English, will you teach me how to kiss in French?|
|Je viens de me rendre compte que tu ressembles beaucoup à ma prochaine petite amie.||I just realized that you look a lot like my next girlfriend.|
|J’ai un problème avec mon portable, il manque ton numéro!||I have a problem with my cell phone, your number is missing!|
Now, if you are simply not in the mood to be picked up, here is one line to make you laugh:
To translate: Ladies, if you are looking for a man who is handsome, rich and intelligent, take all three!
A bientôt !
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