djeunes – Mot du jour
young generation – French expression
What does ” djeunes” mean? How do you say ‘ young generation ’ in French? How is is pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to me, a French native say it.
“djeunes” is a good illustration of the funny path French is taking these days. You won’t find this in your textbook. I started hearing “djeunes” a few years ago. The spelling can be ‘djeunes’, ‘d’jeunes’, or ‘djeuns’. It seems to always have an S at the end, though.
In fact, you won’t see djeunes written down much. djeunes is nothing but ” jeunes ” pronounced with a fake English accent. Go figure ! In everyday French, djeunes means “the young generation, young people.”
- « Ça, c’est une zique pour les djeunes. »
- “That’s a tune for the young generation.”