parlez vous

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From French Parlez-vous français? (Do you speak French?).

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parlez vous (third-person singular simple present parlez vouses, present participle parlez vousing, simple past and past participle parlez voused)

  1. (humorous) To speak a foreign language, particularly French.
    • 1980, Billy Joel, “Don’t Ask Me Why”, Columbia Records
      Now your ghosts have gone away [] Now you, “parlez vous francais”

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