About French

intello is highbrow

intello – is short for ‘intellectuel’. intello is a somewhat belittling – or even derogartory – way of saying something is ‘brainy’, ‘highbrow.’

  • « Je (ne) vais pas voir les films de Jean-Luc Godard, c’est trop intello pour moi. »
    “I don’t go and see Jean-Luc Godard’s movies, it’s too highbrow for me.”

Related: Jean-Luc Godard

Try using this expression at least once today.

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