se la jouer – French expression

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se la jouer – to pretend to – French expression – Mot du Jour

se la jouer – self it to play. In everyday French, se la jouer means ‘to pretend to’, ‘to act like’. JOUER means to play a role, as in theater plays. It’s used with an adjective or a noun.

  • « Il se la joue cool, mais il a très mal à cause de sa fracture. »
    • “He pretends to be okay, but he really hurts because of his broken bone.”
  • « Elle se la joue expert, mais elle est n’est pas du tout sûre de sa prestation. »
    • “She acts like she’s an expert, but she’s not at all sure of her performance.”
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