un navet – French expression

un navet - French expression

french expression

un navet at the Cannes Film Festival

What does the French expression ‘un navet’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne at FH.

un navet — a flop -- Mot du Jour

un navet – a turnip. In everyday French, un navet is also used to describe a bad movie, a flop.

  • « C’est vraiment dommage que ce film n’ait pas marché car c’est loin d’être un navet. »
    • “It is a pity that people didn’t like this movie because it’s far from being a flop.”
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2 comments to un navet – French expression

  • Jacqui Turnbull

    What does catégorie I mean? Jacqui

  • Bonjour Jacqui,
    I don’t seem to find the “catégorie I” you’re asking about. Can you let me know where you found it?
    Merci et à bientôt



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