Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

HelenaA1Kwiziq community member

Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

what does  'je me ferais dorer la pilule' mean?

I tried google translate, DeepL Translate and bing translate, all gave me something about 'brown the pill', which just doesn't make sense. I am guessing, it means sunbathing. 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Helena, 

Here is my answer to the same question posed by Lisa -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/question-on-example-with-se-faire-dorer-la-pilule

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Helena,

I think that you are correct.   To get a tan / bask in the sun.

 (Having something bronzed  --   a causative faire construction)

It could also refer to making something a bit easier to accept in the sense of "sugar coating the pill" 

Alan (Jim)

Translation for ' je me ferais dorer la pilule'

what does  'je me ferais dorer la pilule' mean?

I tried google translate, DeepL Translate and bing translate, all gave me something about 'brown the pill', which just doesn't make sense. I am guessing, it means sunbathing. 

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