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Today’s French word: « courir »

17 Août

[tweetmeme source= »FrenchNad » only_single=false] A useful action verb you are bound to need in every day conversation:

// courir //kuʀiʀ/ 2nd group verb (conjugate⇒): to run/ to race.


courir après qn/qch // to run after sb/sth; to chase after sb/sth
les voleurs courent toujours // the thieves are still at large
courir à la catastrophe // to be heading for disaster
Courir le monde // to roam the world
Courir les cocktails // to do the round of cocktail parties
Courir les boutiques // to go round the shops GB or stores US
Courir un (grand) danger // to be in (great) danger
Courir un (gros) risque (Il court un grand risque en investissant dans cette compagnie.) // to run a (big) risk (He is running a great risk by investing in this company.)
Faire courir un risque à qn // to put sb at risk
(familiar) courir après les filles // to chase after girls
C’est vraiment un coureur de jupons! // What a womanizer!

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