ça ne mange pas de pain

The French expression “ça ne mange pas de pain” translates literally to “it doesn’t eat bread”. The expression has multiple usages.

English meaning:

  • it doesn’t cost much
  • it wouldn’t hurt

French meaning:

  • ça ne coute pas beaucoup d’argent – it doesn’t cost much money

Example sentence:

  • À ta place, j’achterais la voiture. Ca ne mange pas de pain ! If I were you’d I’d buy the car. It doesn’t cost much!
  • Tu peux demander à Philippe de t’aider. Ca ne mange de pain de lui telephoner cet après-midi ! You can ask Philippe to help you. It wouldn’t hurt to call him this afternoon!

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