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3 francs 6 sous – French expression

pour 3 francs 6 sous - French expression

What does the French expression ‘ pour 3 francs 6 sous ‘ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

The Franc used to be the currency before the Euro came along. The Sou used to be the currency even before that. The expression pour 3 francs 6 sous means that it's really cheap, "for a song".

  • « Ce superbe fauteuil Louis XV ? J'lai eu pour 3 francs 6 sous à la brocante. »
    "This superb Louis XV armchair? I got it for a song at the antique store."
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