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Unused French Expression

MeaningDo you want to sleep with me tonight?

Usage notes: countless Americans have this idea the the French expression voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir ? is a an excellent pick-up line. Others don’t understand what it means, however think it’s a cool point to say to prove that they know a little bit of French. They’re all wrong, for 2 reasons.

1. Inversion and vous are both very formal, which doesn’t make feeling in the context of make the efforts to pick someone up*—unless you’re talk to an ext than one person.