Swear word used in the Canadian French slang language, it originated from the word "tabernacle", a cabinet in Christian churches containing what is needed to celebrate the Eucharist. It is the equivalent of "fuck" in its variety of uses, as it can be used as a noun, an adverb or simply an exclamation. It is commonly used as a way to amplify an emotion, most often a negative one, meaning it can be a form of insult.
- Mon tabarnak! / You fucker! (Noun, insult)
- C'était beau en tabarnak! / It was fucking beautiful! (Adverb) ~ Here we can see the use for either a positive emotion or a sarcastic one.
- Tabarnak! / Fuck! (Exclamation)
- Il était en beau tabarnak ~ Il était en colère. / He was fucking pissed. ~ He was angry. (Noun / Adverb) ~ Here, "tabarnak" is used as a noun (colère), but can only be translated to an adverb. If we translate it word by word: He was in pretty fuck.
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Used as swear word (common in french Canadian slang) 'Tabarnak' has a variety of uses. It has nearly become an equivalent to "fuck" and its derivatives in how it is used. It can be used as an insult (when adressing someone),or to overstate/amplify an emotion/state of mind, or to express surprise-disgust, etc.
Mon/le -tabarnak- (in keeping with the fuck reference: you/that -fucker-) ~insult~
C'est beau en -tabarnak- (It's -fucking- pretty) ~to amplify, overstate~
tabarnak! (fuck!) ~to express surprise in response to a comment, for example~
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Curse used by french Canadians. Often used when things go wrong or used simply as as adjective in a sentence.
Camal en tabarnak.
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originated from quebec, "tabernak" is an insult useing the churches "tabernacle" as a swear word.

-i should know, i live in quebec...
j`men tabarnak de toi!
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People use this word when they are very upset, in many ways. They use this word to sware about anyting.
Mon tabarnak toié !!! Caliss de sale !!!
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A French Quebec cursed word used like ''damn''or ''shit''.
People of France never use that word, its is purely from Quebec.
''Man I lost your car keys!''
''your not serious?''
'' ah tabarnak!!''


I Tabarnaked him a punch in the face!

See osti ,calice,calvaire,...etc in the same family cursed words.
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