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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.
Thomas, your French teacher 🙂
Thomas Ricomard specializes in teaching French as a foreign language. He has been providing private lessons since 2015, both in-person and online (via Skype). He taught at the Popular University of the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland) from 2015 to 2018, instructing several groups of 20 students from around the world (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mexico, etc.), ranging from beginner to intermediate levels (A1 to B2). With a Master’s degree in clinical and cognitive psychology from the University of Geneva, his knowledge of psychology allows him to tailor his teaching methods for optimal learning, taking into account factors such as visual memory versus auditory memory. He expresses his passion for the French language through writing texts, including poetry and songs, which he presents publicly at numerous music and slam events.