Word of the day: Brader

Word of the day: Brader
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If you live in Lille, you're probably already familiar with this one.

Why do I need to know brader?

It’s a useful addition to your vocabulary, particularly if you’re a fan of Leboncoin.

What does it mean?

Brader means to sell off, to get rid of something by selling it at a low price.

The noun for brader is braderie, which can be translated as flea market, jumble sale or car boot sale, but can also be used when a shop is clearing its stock. For example, une braderie de vieilles voitures means a clearance sale of old cars.

A famous braderie is the Braderie de Lille, one of Europe’s biggest flea market and the northern French city’s biggest annual event.

And if you’re on Lebeoncoin, France’s answer to Craigslist, you will come across it frequently.

Use it like this

J’ai bradé ma vielle voiture, elle m’encombrait – I sold off my old car, it was taking up too much space

Le magasin brade plein de ses articles – The shop is selling off a lot of its items

Synonyms

vendre – to sell

solder – to put on sale, to discount


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