regagner ses pénates

The French expression “regagner ses pénates” translates literally to “to go back to your household gods”. Regagner has two meanings: to win back and to return to. Les pénates refers to household gods in ancient Roman mythology.

English meanings:

  • to return home
  • to go home

French meanings:

  • rentrer à la maisonto go home
  • retourner à la maisonto go home

Example sentence:

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  • Écoute, les mecs, je suis fatigué. Je vais regagner mes pénates. Listen, guys. I’m tired. I’m going home.
  • La fête est finie, il est l’heure de regagner ses pénates. The party is over. It’s time to go home.

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