6 belgicismes à connaitre avant de s'expatrier en Belgique

 

 

#1 Un essuie 🇧🇪 l Une serviette 🇫🇷

Un essuie | Une serviette

Un essuie 🇧🇪  Une serviette 🇫🇷  = a towel 🇬🇧

For example :
- N'oublie pas ton essuie si on va à la piscine.
- Don't forget your towel if we go to the pool.

 

#2 Chipoter 🇧🇪 l Tripoter 🇫🇷

Chipoter l Tripoter

 chipoter 🇧🇪  = tripoter 🇫🇷  = to fiddle 🇬🇧⁣

For example :
- Arrête de chipoter tes boutons ! Tu vas avoir des cicatrices.
- Stop fiddling with your pimples ! You'll get scars.

⚠️ The verb "chipoter" is also used in France, but this verb does not have the same meaning as in Belgium.

 

 

#3 Dracher 🇧🇪 l Pleuvoir 🇫🇷

Dracher l Pleuvoir 

 dracher 🇧🇪  = pleuvoir 🇫🇷  = to rain 🇬🇧⁣

For example :
- Il va dracher tout le weekend.
- It's gonna rain all weekend.

 

 

#4 Une ramassette 🇧🇪 l Une pelle et balayette 🇫🇷

Une ramassette  l Une pelle et balayette

une ramassette 🇧🇪  = une pelle et balayette 🇫🇷  = a dustpan and brush 🇬🇧⁣

For example :
- Chérie ! Apporte-moi la ramassette ! J'ai cassé le vase.
- Darling ! Bring me the dustpan and brush ! I broke the vase.

 

 

#5 Croller 🇧🇪 l Boucler 🇫🇷 

Croller | Boucler

Croller 🇧🇪  = Boucler 🇫🇷  = to curl 🇬🇧⁣

There's even a noun that comes from this verb : Tu as de jolies crolles 🇧🇪  Tu as de jolies boucles 🇫🇷  You have nice curls. 🇬🇧⁣

For example :
- J'aimerais bien avoir les cheveux qui crollent.
- I wish I had curly hair.

 

#6 Un pain français 🇧🇪 l Une baguette 🇫🇷

Un pain français l Une baguette

 

Un pain français 🇧🇪  = Une baguette 🇫🇷  = a baguette 🇬🇧⁣

Imagine 5 minutes a Belgian who goes to a French bakery and asks for un pain français (French bread).

Do you know what the baker will answer him ?

He's going to tell him that all his breads are French !

Here is a funny situation that can happen between a Belgian and a French.

 

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I'll see you soon for new adventures in French, of course! 🇫🇷