Monday, January 3, 2000

la cuillère

The word of the day is la cuillère.  It means spoon.  Is it related to cuire, to cook?  Yes, from a root that is also related to a word meaning snail.  It is a feminine word, because there is nothing more feminine than ladling up a family's dinner with a spoon.
  • Utiliser une cuillère pour donner une dose de sirop à un enfant peut être dangereux.
Using a spoon to give liquid medicine to children could be dangerous.

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