“which will relax me”

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“which will relax me”

Can “ce qui déroulera” be used here, or does this verb mean “unwind” only in a more literal sense (e.g. unwind a reel of cable)? 

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

se dérouler doesn't mean relax, it means "unfold", "evolve" and derivatives thereof:

Je suis curieux comment ça va se dérouler. -- I am curious how this is going to unfold/go down/evolve.

P.S.: I suggest an online dictionary such as, e.g., https://www.linguee.com/french-english/translation/se+d%C3%A9rouler+en+anglais.html

 

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Chris. I picked up the “unwind” definition from WordReference, but had interpreted it using the wrong context. Your response has cleared things up for me though, cheers. 

“which will relax me”

Can “ce qui déroulera” be used here, or does this verb mean “unwind” only in a more literal sense (e.g. unwind a reel of cable)? 

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