Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mot du Jour: Rouge (Red)

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary © 2005 Oxford University Press:

rouge /ʀuʒ/
1.gen red;
[person, face] flushed;
2.[beard, hair, fur] ginger;

II.noun, masculine & feminine (communist) Red.

III.masculine noun;
le ~ lui monta au visage he/she went red in the face;
2.~ à joues blusher, rouge;
~ à lèvres lipstick;
3.le feu est au ~ the (traffic) lights are red;
passer au ~ to jump the lights GB or a red light;
4.(familiar) red (wine);
gros ~ (familiar) cheap red wine;
un coup de ~ (familiar) a glass of red wine.

être ~ comme une tomate or une écrevisse (from embarrassment) to be as red as a beetroot GB or a beet US;
(from running) to be red in the face.

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