rire jaune

Submitted by jaimetraduire on Wed, 21/08/2013 - 08:21

Idiomatic translations of "rire jaune"

German
gezwungenes Lachen
Romanian
a râde în silă; a râde cu jumătate de gură

Meanings of "rire jaune"

French

Un « rire jaune » ou un « sourire jaune » est en fait un rire forcé ou un faux rire.

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"rire jaune" in lyrics

Serge Gainsbourg - Women - they speak Chinese

That other one when she lays down
is craving for sensations,
you give a forced laugh1, the smarty2
counts the flies on the ceiling.

  • 1. In french "rire jaune" (yellow laughter) is in line with the asian theme of the song.
  • 2. A smart person can be called a "fine mouche" (fine fly).

Malajube - Jus de canneberges

Le mal blanc sur ma main noire
Et le rire jaune sur tes lèvres roses
Tu verses le sang sur mes vers blancs (non-pluricellulaires)

Eiffel - Ne respire pas

Ou alors fais comme moi, ne respire pas.

Assieds toi sur un banc et cesse de rire jaune
Ca m'aidera toujours à colmater ma couche d'ozone

Stella (France) - Yellow idol

Yellow peril, yellow peril as it should be.
My laughter is sour, like a Chinese's1

  • 1. "rire jaune" (yellow laughter) is the French way of saying "sour laughter"