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Saturday, July 27, 2013


to plug in/to unplug

Branchez l’appareil avant de l’utiliser. Débranchez-le après avoir fini.
Plug in the device before using it. Unplug it when finished.

Branché, which literally means to be plugged in, is also widely used to mean someone who is hip — plugged in, if you will — to current trends, fashion and other popular culture.

You might hear a conversation like this:
Natalie est assez branchée, non?Natalie’s rather hip, no?
Oui, bien sûr, elle est très chic. Yes, of course, she’s very stylish.

Vocabulary Section: Expressions, Word of the Day