le ravi de la crèche – Mot du jour
the idiot – French expression
What does ” le ravi de la crèche ” mean? How do you say ‘ the idiot ’ 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.
le ravi de la crèche – the thrilled one of the nativity scene – ravi means ‘thrilled’ in French and it’s an adjective. In Provence French though, ravi, almost always in the masculine form is a noun and was used to talk about this santon character that was naively marveled in the nativity scene. In everyday French, le ravi de la crèche is an old expression that means the idiot, the village idiot.
- « On dirait que tu es le ravi de la crèche quand tu dis ça. »
- “You sound like an idiot when you say that. “