You are going to learn all the things you have to know about the funny idiom “C’est bête comme chou”.
This include a full definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the cool informations we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, synonym, dialogue example and more!
Let me clarify this: we don’t have any personal problem with cabbage. But a very long time ago “chou” (cabbage) used to mean “ass“.
That’s why we use this comparison when talking about something very simple, easy or obvious. Because even an ass can understand it.
Poetic, isn’t it?
Well, when it comes to using this expression: “C’est bête comme chou !” (It’s super easy!).
Simply replace any mention of “It’s super easy” or “It’s really simple/obvious” by “C’est bête comme chou” and you are done.
N.B: this expression isn’t vulgar and actually sounds cute for a French native. Why? Because (almost) nobody knows anymore that “chou” used to mean ass, so everybody thinks it means “cabbage“…