Lovers of French expressions, this episode is for you! Following the suggestion of a podcast listener,I came up with over 25 French expressions / idioms using the word “mise” (or its verbal form “mettre”). Listen in and check how many of them you already knew. Happy learning!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
être de mise = tobe called for, be required, be a requirement, be the rule ; be appropriate
mettre à jour = updating
mettre à la porte = to fire, to sack
mise à pied = layoff, lay-off , suspension
mettre à plat =toget [sth] straight
mise à sac = looting
mise au point = focus ; clarification ; adjustment
mise aux norme = updating to standards, upgrading to standards
mise en avant, mise en relief = emphasis ; highlighting
mise en bière = placing in coffin
mettre en boîte = to tease
mise en bouche= nibbles, appetizer, appetizers
mise en demeure = formal notice
mise en état = getting into working order ; renovation
mise en évidence = manifestation ; demonstration ; illustration ; proof, validation, attestation
mise en examen = investigation procedure
mettre en garde = to warn
mise en quarantaine = quarantining ; exclusion, ostracising
mise en route = start-up
mise en scène = staging, directing
mise en situation = role-playing
mise hors de cause = acquittal , exoneration, exculpation n
mise sous tension = switching on, plugging in
sauver la mise = to save the day ; save b’s skin
LINKS and RESOURCES
- French Voices 050 : Part 1 – Pierre-Marie Dupré : Writing French Comedies for Theatre
- French Voices 051 : Part 1 – Pierre-Marie Dupré : Writing French Comedies for Theatre
- FV 049 : From the Corporate World to Event Planning with Acte2Event
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