| Loiseau wrote:|
|Friperies is perhaps what you are looking for, Sweets! Bibelots is another that springs to mind, but maybe it's not quite so pejorative. I have never heard of colfichets, but will try and work it into a few French conversations as it sounds SO luscious. Angela|
Angela, tu es là?
I managed to get BOTH colifichet and bimbeloterie into the same sentence today!
I was out walking with a large randonée group and it was a warm, sunny afternoon. I stopped to remove my scarf and, as I did so, one of my earrings got knocked off and fell on to the road.
A Frenchman pointed out that I'd dropped something and I said, "Bof! C'est un colifichet, une bimbeloterie", with, naturellement, the requisite two shrugs of the shoulders.
And I was wondering, after your post, just how long it would take me to get an opportunity to show off this brand new piece of knowledge!
Mais, quelle frimeuse, hein?
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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