This is my favorite new word, thanks to a student I’m tutoring who asked me how to say it this week. I guess I am always happy when I study French, because I had to look it up! Since it is currently December, I know I will always associate this word with one of my childhood favorites, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As I am heading into my final semester of school, I hope I don’t need to say this about myself very often, though!

grincheux (masc); grincheuse (fem)


Je suis grincheuse! = I’m grumpy! 😠


Ne sois pas grincheux ! C’est le Noël ! = Don’t be grumpy! It’s Christmas!


How to say "I'm grumpy! or "Don't be grumpy!" |