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Prendre un verre/boire un coup

SueC1Kwiziq community member

Prendre un verre/boire un coup

Is there a difference in meaning between these two expressions?

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Sue,

Both expressions means 'to have a drink' apart from 'boire/prendre un coup' is quite familiar/colloquial and 'boire/prendre un verre' is not so much.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Sue,

"Prendre un verre" is to have a glass of (say) wine.

"Boire un coup" is to have a shot. To my mind something small and strong (maybe Whisky?)

Jim

 

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