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poireauter – French expression

poireauter - French expression

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What does the French word ' poireauter ' mean? What does it sound like? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

If un poireau is 'a leek' - the vegetable, what to make of poireauter, then? It means 'to wait for a long time', sometimes with no expected result.

  • « Je poireaute depuis une plombe. Qu'est-ce tu fiches ? »
  • "I've been waiting for an hour. What on earth are you doing?"

Tenses and Modes

présent : je poireaute, nous poireautons

passé composé : j'ai poireauté, nous avons poireauté

futur : je poireauterai, nous poireauterons

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