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prendre un savon – French expression

prendre un savon - French expression

learn french, french, savon, soapWhat does the French expression ‘ prendre un savon ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

prendre un savon - to take a soap. In every day French,  prendre un savon by to be yelled at, to be reprimanded. But, you don't always have to prendre un savon; you can also donner or passer un savon à quelqu'un: to yell at someone - much better position to be at.

  • « Les dossiers n'étaient pas mis à jour. Ils ont pris un savon de la part du grand chef. »
  • "The files weren't up to date. They got yelled at by the big boss."

Tenses and Modes

présent : je prends un savon, nous prenons un savon

passé composé : j'ai pris un savon, nous avons pris un savon

futur : je prendrai un savon, nous prendrons un savon

Related: PRENDRE . Savon, etc. . Mots du jour

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