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faire la grasse mat, to sleep in

faire la grasse mat - pronounce the final T - mat is short French for matinée, which means morning. Literally, faire la grasse mat is to do the fat morn'. It means to sleep in in the morning It's used with the verb FAIRE.

I hope you get to faire la grasse mat soon.

« C'était génial hier. On a fait la grasse mat jusqu'à midi. »

  • "It was great yesterday. We slept in until noon."

présent : je fais la grasse mat, nous faisons la grasse mat

futur : je ferai la grasse mat, nous ferons la grasse mat

Present subjunctive: que je fasse la grasse mat, que nous fassions la grasse mat

There are many other expressions you probably won't find in your textbook on the Web site. Venez nous voir.

Related: taking naps . faire - present tense .

That was Anne's native take on a French expression. Bonne journée française.

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