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Tirer les rois – French expression

Tirer les rois - French expression

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What does the French expression ' tirer les rois ' mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

tirer means to pull, or to shoot, les rois is the kings. However, tirer les rois doesn't means to shoot the king or a to pull the queen. Tirer les rois is a delicious French January 6th tradition, which consists in picking a king or a queen from the galette des rois - King's cake that every one has for dessert January 6. There is a the little fève - a lucky charm - inside the cake.

  • « C'est qui qu'a tiré les rois chez toi cette année ? Julien ou Lucie ?»
    • "Who picked the king at your house this year? Julien or Lucie?"

Conjugaisons

présent : je tire les rois, nous tirons les rois

passé composé : j'ai tiré les rois, nous avons tiré les rois

futur : je tirerai les rois, nous tirerons les rois

Related: More on January 6 traditions, the King’s cake tradition . French New Year’s resolutions . PRENDRE conjugated . About the New Year . New Year Vocabulary . Celebrating the New Year in France . Vocabulary Test . Culture Test .

 

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