Imagine an apple covered in bruises… or a table full of dents… or dents on the frame of your bike.
What might you call these bruises and dents in French?
You can call them des poques.
une table pleine de poques
a table full of dents
une pomme pleine de poques
an apple full of bruises
You might describe someone with a roughed-up face after a fight as having des poques on his face (red, scratched-up bits).
Or maybe there’s a dent on the side of your car — that’s also une poque.
If you know poque, then you also know poqué. It means dented.
For example, you probably avoid choosing des fruits poqués when you’re at the supermarket because they’re bruised.
We’ll look at some more uses of poqué in another post.
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