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Thursday, June 20, 2013

bosser dur

to work one’s fingers to the bone, to slave away

Bien qu’elle ait bossé dur, elle n’avait jamais de fric.
Even though she slaved away, she never had any money.

Every language is full of slang, or l’argot. French is no exception. Today’s word is one example of the slang that makes the language so rich. Words like this are more informal, and you’ll want to use them only in familiar settings.

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Vocabulary Section: Verbs, Word of the Day