Get prepared to find out everything you have to know about the funny French word “Tais-toi”.
Are included a full explanation of what it is and how to use it in a dialogue with an audio example. And also the useful informations we sprinkled like dialogue example, synonym, slow pronunciation audio and more!
The literal meaning is:
There are many ways to say “Shut up” in French and even if it’s never a pleasant thing to say, some ways are (much) more harsh than others.
You can find all the possibilities in the section “Synonyms” below, but basically if you want to say it “Politely” you can say: “Arrête de parler” or “Chut” or “Silence“.
To say it “Vulgarly” use instead: “La ferme” or “Ta gueule” or “Ferme ta gueule“
But… what about “Tais-toi“? Well, it’s right between these two groups: nor super polite, nor very vulgar. That’s why it’s better to use it with people you are comfortable with and definitely not in a work environment.