avoir le cafard

The French expression “avoir le cafard” is very commonly used. The literal translation is: “to have the cockroach”.

  • to be down in the dump
  • to have the blues
  • to feel depressed
  • to be in the doldrums

Here are some example sentences:

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  • J’ai le cafard et je ne veux pas sortir. I feel depressed and don’t want to go out.
  • Si tu as le cafard, telephone-moi et on peut en parler. If you’re down in the dumps call me and we can talk about it!

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