roman de gare – Mot du jour
light novel – French expression
What does ” roman de gare ” mean? How do you say ‘ light novel ’ 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.
un roman de gare – a novel of train station – I guess, novels you may find in French train station are light and easy to read. In any case, un roman de gare is exactly that: a novel that’s not too intellectual, that you don’t need to concentrate much on. In everyday French, un roman de gare is a light novel.
- « J’ai trop de trucs à faire en ce moment et je lis un roman de gare pour me distraire. Et toi ? »
- “I have too much to deal with right now and I;m reading a light novel to have fun. And you ? “