le deuxième degré ?

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Ron

Kwiziq community member

23 August 2017

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le deuxième degré ?

Will there be a lesson covering «le deuxième degré» usage of French? I ran across this in an article that I was reading and had not heard the phrase previously. It seems that there is also «le troisième degré». premier degré = au pied de la lettre deuxième degré = humour troisième degré et plus = humour capillotracté, paludoludiverbisme, voire céphalocaptation… Merci en avance.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 August 2017

29/08/17

Bonjour Ron !

I must admit I knew about "premier degré" and "second degré", but your reference to a "troisième degré" puzzled me :)

For me they're simply vocabulary expressions used as follows:
Tu prends tout au premier degré !
You take everything at face value!

C'est à prendre au second degré !
It's to be taken with a pinch of salt!

Il aime beaucoup l'humour au second degré.
He loves tongue-in-cheek humour.
J'espère que cela vous sera utile !
À bientôt !

Ron

Kwiziq community member

29 August 2017

29/08/17

Bonjour Aurélie, Oui, c'est utile, bien sûr. Merci,

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