Why do I need to know the word charrier?
Because it is very versatile word with a generally playful meaning.
What does it mean?
Literally charrier (pronounced sha-ree-ay) means to transport something by cart.
Its more common meaning though, is “to take the mickey out of someone/tease someone” or “to exaggerate”.
In this context, it is similar to the English idiom of being “taken for a ride”.
Use it like this
Mes potes aiment me charrier – My friends like teasing me
Les jeunes se charrient sur leurs parents – Young people take the mickey out of their parents
C’est mon droit de te charrier – It is my right to tease you
Il ne charrie pas – He is not exaggerating
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Charrier is a much gentler way of expressing the following ideas:
Se moquer de quelqu’un – To mock someone
S’amuser de quelqu’un – To make fun of someone
Ridiculiser – To ridiculise
Abuser – To abuse