Vive le vendredi !
Welcome to our Daily Dose of Positivity!
Today, let's celebrate a means of transport which has become super trendy these past few months: le vélo :)
- But first, as every Friday, we'd like to offer a Writing challenge exercise to everybody, for free. In this week's exercise, Bastien tells us about his weekend rides in the woods:
(These Writing Challenges, along with our Dictations, are part of our Weekend Workout sent every Friday to our Premium subscribers. If you've never tried one of these, you're in for a treat! You can find more here.)
- And here's a fun French expression referring to la petite reine (i.e. "the little queen" affectionate term for bicycles):
- pédaler dans la choucroute
(to go nowhere fast/to struggle - lit. to pedal in sauerkraut)
J'ai pédalé dans la choucroute pendant une semaine avant de trouver une solution.
I really struggled for a week before finding a solution.
- Finally, here's an interesting French article about how bicycles have become the "queens" of transport since the lockdown:
As a bonus, here is a sentence from the above article linked to our related French lessons:
« J’ai quatre fois plus de monde que d’habitude. Depuis le déconfinement, ça a explosé », affirme-t-il.
« I have four times more people than usual. Since the easing of the lockdown, it's rocketed », he asserts.
Have an active Friday!Prenez soin de vous et à demain !