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The French idiom "Casser la croûte" explained

We are going to explain you all the things you need to know about the funny French expression "Casser la croûte". More precisely, it includes a detailed guide of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added some useful things like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, literal meaning and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : To have a snack

  • Literal meaning : To break the crust

  • Register : Informal - Funny

Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / kase la kʁut /

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↓ Example in a story with English translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Habitudes malsaines

Unhealthy Habits

AliceJacques, tu veux manger ?
Jacques, do you want to eat?
JacquesNon, merci.
No, thank you.
AliceMais j'ai préparé du poulet avec des nouilles. Tu vas adorer !
But I made chicken with noodles. You will love it!
JacquesNon, merci. J'ai déjà cassé la croûte.
No, thank you. I already snacked.
AliceAs-tu mangé quelque chose de sain au moins ?
Did you eat something healthy at least?
JacquesOui, des glaces.
Yes, ice creams.
AliceCe n'est pas sain ça ! Tu manges beaucoup de sucre et après tu te plains de ne pas réussir à dormir...
This isn't healthy! You eat a lot of sugar and then you complain about not being able to sleep...
JacquesCe n'est pas à cause de ça...
It's not because of that...


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