tristounet – Mot du Jour
gloomy – French expression
tristounet – sad little, sad-inet. French suffixes -ET and -ETTE in its feminine form are found at the end of chosen words to make that word softer, smaller or more endearing; they express a lower level of intensity. Example in English are tablet for a small table or kitchenette to describe a small kitchen.
In everyday French, tristounet means ‘a bit sad’, ‘a bit gloomy’.
- « On approche de la Toussaint et le temps est un peu tristounet. »
- ‘We are approaching All Saints’ Day and the weather is a bit gloomy.’
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