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Thursday, March 7, 2013

une ficelle (de pain)

a stick (of bread)

Une ficelle est comme une baguette, mais plus maigre.
A ficelle is like a baguette (traditional French loaf), but thinner.

See what a ficelle looks like on Wikipedia. Literally,
ficelle means string.

Our word is one of the many breads of France — les pains de France. Bread plays such an important role in French cuisine and indeed the life of the French that it’s essential to learn to ask for the loaf you want.

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Vocabulary Section: Food and Drink, Word of the Day