des idées noires – Mot du jour
depressing thoughts – French expression
What does ” des idées noires ” mean? How do you say ‘ depressing thoughts ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.
des idées noires – some ideas black. In today’s French, des idées noires is used mainly with 2 verbs: AVOIR (to have) and BROYER (to grind, to crush).
I’d say that
- AVOIR des idées noires means ‘to have depressing thoughts’,
- BROYER des idées noires means ‘to brood ‘.
Try using this expression at least 2 times today.
« La Toussaint lui fait avoir des idées noires. »
“All Saint’s Day makes her/him have depressing thoughts.”