What is the French equivalent of LOL? – 2017

What is the French equivalent of LOL?


Answer: LOL is an acronym for laugh(ing) out loud or lots of laughs and is a popular element of Internet slang. The French use onomatopoeic laughter variations much like those in English. The French equivalent of LOL is MDR, which means “mort de rire,” or “dying of laughter.” On March 24, 2011, LOL was formally recognized in an update of the Oxford English Dictionary. In Thai, the number 5 is pronounced “ha” — so instead of saying “hahahahaha,” Thai speakers will sometimes write “55555.”

As a French translation of the English “lol” and used in exactly the same way, mdr or mort de rire means to be dying of laughter.

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