pédaler dans la choucroute – French expression

pédaler dans la choucroute - French expression

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Breton version of Alsacian choucroute dish.Yum!

What does the French expression ‘ pédaler dans la choucroute ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Annes’ audio and learn French today.

Pédaler dans la choucroute – to pedal in sauerkraut – means to go nowhere, to be at a loss, to spin and stall, to not know what to do. There is a synonym expression “pédaler dans la semoule” - semolina, couscous. Both expressions use that OU sound that can be challenging to grasp. Practice saying the sound OU here.

  • « Je n’ai pas beaucoup d’inspiration pour écrire cette histoire. Je pédale dans la choucroute. »
  • “I’m not inspired to write this story. I’m going nowhere.”

Tenses and modes

présent : je pédale dans la choucroute, nous pédalons dans la choucroute

imparfait : je pédalais dans la choucroute, nous pédalions dans la choucroute

futur : je pédalerai dans la choucroute, nous pédalerons dans la choucroute

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