Word of the day – siroter

The French word siroter means to sip or savour and is used in informal settings. In French definitions of this word include: boire lentement, en dégustant, and boire à petites gorgées, which, along with boire à petits coups, is also a more formal version of siroter.

Here are some examples of usage:

  • Nous avons siroté un verre d'Armagnac - We savored a glass of Armagnac
  • Si tu sirotes le café, tu l'apprécieras mieux - If you sip the coffee, you'll enjoy it more
  • Il sirote son vin - He's sipping / savouring his wine

siroter de l'eau à la paille - to sip water through/with a straw

Related words and phrases include:

  • siroteur/siroteuse - sipper / one who sips/savours
  • boire - to drink; déguster - to taste; savourer - to savour; apprécier - to appreciate
  • il a bu une petite gorgée - he took a little sip
  • voulez vous une petite gorgée de rhum? - would you like a sip of rum?
  • boire à grand bruit - to slurp
  • boire comme un trou - to drink like a fish (lit. "drink like a hole)

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