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Louis and his wife from the show Les Parent are going on holiday in Cuba. At one point, Louis tells his kids to remember to take out the garbage while they’re away.

Louis used a word that you might not be familiar with: vidanges.

Informally, les vidanges is often used in the sense of “garbage” in Quebec French. It’s a feminine plural word. The informal expression sortir les vidanges means “to take out the garbage.”

Examples:

As-tu sorti les vidanges?
Did you take out the garbage?

J’ai oublié de sortir les vidanges!
I forgot to take out the garbage!

[This entry was inspired by the character Louis in Les Parent, “Une semaine tout compris,” season 3, episode 11, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 10 January 2011.]

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