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le miel (myel) noun, masculine
1. honey

adjective:
mielleux (feminine: mielleuse) = unctuous, honeyed, sugary.

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Expressions:

une lune de miel = a honeymoon
des paroles de miel = honeyed words, sweet nothings
doux comme le miel = sweet like honey
faire son miel de quelque chose = to profit from something (an idea,
information) lit: "to make one's honey from something"
être tout sucre, tout miel = to be polite in an exaggerated or hypocritical way

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Citation du Jour:

Même quand on l'a perdu, l'amour qu'on a connu vous laisse un goût de miel. L'amour, c'est éternel!

Even when you have lost it, the love that you have known leaves a taste of honey. Love is eternal! --Edith Piaf

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A Day in a French Life...

(The story that originally appeared here is now a part of the book "Words in a French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France.")

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*References: c'est-à-dire = that is (to say); la confiture (f) = jam; le paysage (m) = landscape, scenery; le centre ville (m) = the town center; une impasse (f) = a dead end; la Mairie (f) = the Town Hall; mort = dead; la balade (f) = walk; la blanquette de veau (f) = veal stew in white sauce; le poulet (m) = chicken; le plat du jour (m) = the day's special; le patron (la patronne) = the owner; une âme (f) = soul; rocher (m) = a rock; le vin rosé (m) = rosé wine

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