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collier (kol-yay) noun, masculine
: necklace, collar chain
Be sure to check out the "Terms & Expressions" section, below...
:: "Sweet Dreams" & Breakfast table conversation ::
Ten-year-old (dreamy) daughter: Guess what you bought me in my dream?
Forty-year-old (groggy) mommy: Voyons*.... a horse!
Dreamy Daughter: (giggles) No...
Groggy Mommy: Hmmm.... un cobaye?*
Dreamy: (giggles) No... un collier de bonbons!
Groggy: A candy necklace? Ouf!* That's much less expensive than a horse!
Dreamy : (giggles of agreement)
Groggy: So, you eat bonbons during the day, silly you, and you eat bonbons in the night now, too. Well, that must be sweet!
Dreamy: Yes, it WAS... until you woke me up for school!
voyons (voir) = let's see; un cobaye (m) = guinea pig (also "un cochon d'Inde"); ouf! = phew!
Lucien Georgelin Old Fashioned Candies in glass tin (Coquelicot Poppy flavor)
Audio File: listen to today's word and the following expressions: Download collier.mp3 . Download collier.wav
Terms & Expressions:
collier de chien = dog collar
collier de serrage = clamp
collier de perles = pearl necklace
collier de fleurs = garland, lei
donner un coup de collier = to put one's "all" into it, to make a special effort
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