Whooops – sorry for the delay this week in publishing the Word of the Week! Can I use the heat as an excuse?! 😳
Word of the Week:
This week, we’ve got ‘pique-nique’ as our mot de la semaine (one of my favourite activities to do in summer, or whenever the weather’s nice enough!)
Wiktionary suggests that ‘pique-nique’ is made up of two words: ‘piquer’, or ‘picorer’ and ‘nique’.
‘Picorer’ can be translated into English as ‘to nibble’, whilst ‘nique’ was used to describe something that was small and unimportant.
“Il fait très beau – et si on allait faire un pique-nique cet après-midi ?”
“The weather’s lovely – shall we have a picnic this afternoon?”
Faire un pique-nique = To have a picnic.
Un panier pique-nique = Picnic basket/picnic hamper.
Déjeuner = To have lunch.
Prendre un goûter = To have a snack.
Se détendre = To relax.
Décompresser = To unwind/relax.
Se relaxer = To relax (informal).
Hope you enjoyed reading this week’s post!
How about you? What are your favourite French expressions? Drop me a line on here to let me know 🙂
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I love a good picnic, even if in the UK you can’t be too picky about the weather when planning one! I’m already missing my pique-niques in the park in Lyon…