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French word of the Day: Beurk

If you want a response to the provide of a kale smoothie as a substitute of a croissant, this could possibly be the excellent reply.

Why do I have to know beurk?

Childish to make certain, and perhaps extra of a sound than strictly talking a word, you’ll however hear this often in France.

What does it imply?

It means yuk or eurgh or eww – mainly the response to offer when you discover one thing disgusting or gross or foul.

So when you’re discussing your least favorite vegetable you would say Beurk, la puanteur des choux de bruxelles – Yuk, the stink of Brussels sprouts.

Or if, like the beneath Twitter consumer, you are not fond of ginger.


It does not want to use solely to meals although, you need to use it to explain individuals (when you’re feeling significantly hurtful and insensitive that’s). 

Et donc il m’a invité à prendre un verre mais j’étais style, beurk – And so he requested me out for a drink, however I was like, eurgh.

As ought to hopefully be clear from the context, this isn’t precisely a well mannered phrase so we would not advise utilizing it to your host at dinner, for instance.

If a easy non merci just isn’t sufficient to say no a proposal, you would say that c’est pas mon truc – it isn’t my factor – to clarify that though you are certain their wheatgrass and kale smoothie is scrumptious you may persist with a cup of tea this time.

If you’d prefer to study extra French sounds reminiscent of miam, paf and ron-ron, click on right here.

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