It’s summer! For most of us, summer goes hand in hand with holiday – or vacation for American speakers.
You may decide to travel or to stay home and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Or you may want an active holiday. But, frankly, a holiday is also the opportunity to have a rest and do nothing at all!
In English, you know how to vary your vocabulary and say rest, relax, laze, bask in the sun, take it easy, loaf around or about, twiddle your thumbs, be idle, loll about, lie around.
There are many other words still to talk about doing nothing. Do you favour one specific phrase or verb? If so, please add it in the comments below so learners of English can improve their vocabulary further!
And you, if you are an English native speaker, do you know how to say to do nothing in French? Maybe you already know “ne rien faire“, but how about learning more French verbs? Here is a list of ten ways to say do nothing in French:
- se reposer,
- se détendre,
- buller, coincer sa bulle,
- se la couler douce,
- se tourner les pouces,
- se prélasser
On the picture, you can read the French-English equivalents on each line, even if some of them can actually have several possible translations. For instance, you can use both se détendre and relaxer to translate the English verb to relax.
There you are! Now you can enjoy your summer vacation and do nothing even in French! 😉