Sec

Bernard and Johanne discuss sec (sèche), which means dry.

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Here are some usages:

Se casser avec un bruit sec : To break with a (sharp) snap

Dans le passé, il prenait son whisky sec : In the past he took his whisky neat / straight

Mais maintenant, il est au régime sec : But now he's not allowed to drink alcohol

Tenir quelque chose au sec : To keep something in a dry place

Rester au sec : To stay in the dry

Il faut rester au sec : You have to stay dry

Avoir la peau sèche : To have dry skin

Il y a beaucoup de personnes qui se plaignent d'avoir la peau sèche : A lot of people complain about having dry skin

Avoir la gorge sèche : To have a dry throat

Le nez sec : Dry nose

Les cheveux secs : Dry hair

Avoir du bois sec : To have some dry wood

Démarrer sec : To start with a jolt

S'arrêter sec : To stop suddenly / abruptly

Je démarrais sec : I took off with a jolt

Sec : Curt, rude, abrupt

D'un ton très sec :  With a very curt tone

Elle était un peu sèche : She was a bit curt

Tu ne vas pas me laisser sécher? : You're not going to leave me high and dry?

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