la bonne choucroute…..

September 9, 2012

Il y a quelques expressions avec le mot “choucroute” (sauerkraut) qui sont amusantes. Elles sont toujours du registre familier.       
There are a bunch of expressions using the word “choucroute” which are funny. They are familiar expressions.

But first, qu’est-ce que c’est, une choucroute ?:
Choucroute (French for dressed sauerkraut; choucroute is a phonologically francophonic form of Alsacian Sürkrüt, c.f. German Sauerkraut) is a famous Alsacian recipe for preparing sauerkraut with sausages and other salted meats and charcuterie, and often potatoes.

Les expressions:

– ça n’a rien à voir avec la choucroute ! (on peut dire aussi: “rien à voir avec la choucroute !)
–> it’s completely off topic, that has nothing to do with this

– Quel rapport avec la choucroute ??
–> same thing but asking the question. what does it have to do with….

– Je pédale dans la choucroute !
–> meaning you are trying something with great efforts but without any success: I’m getting nowhere fast, I’m spinning my wheels.

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