FRENCH Podcast #6 – French expression “Etre charrette”

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What does the French expression 'Etre charrette' means?

There are 3 meanings:

1 - Etre en retard / Being late
Je n’ai pas le temps de te parler, j’ai un train à prendre, je suis charrette, à plus tard.
I don't have time to talk to you, I have a train to catch, I'm in a rush, see you later.

2 - Etre très proche du délai imposé pour rendre un projet
Being very close to the deadline for submitting a project
On est charrette aujourd’hui, demain c’est le dernier jour pour rendre les écrits.
We're in a rush today, tomorrow is the last day to submit the papers.

3 - Etre débordé de travail / Being overwhelmed with work
Je ne peux pas vous rejoindre pour manger à midi, je suis charrette.
I can't join you for lunch, I'm busy.

Etre charrette
Etre charrette

Thomas, your French teacher 🙂

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