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Informal French Expression
|Meaning||to learn something new|
|Literally||to die less stupid|
|Pronunciation||[moo reer mweh(n) beht]|
|IPA||[mu ʀiʀ mwɛ̃ bɛt]|
Usage notes: The informal French expression mourir moins bête is a somewhat macabre way of talking about learning something. With each new piece of information, you become less stupid, which obviously means that you’ll eventually die less stupid. The closest English equivalent is "you learn something new every day."
|Ce site vous aidera à mourir moins bête.||This site will teach you some things.|
|Une explication intéressante, je vais mourir moins bête !||Interesting explanation, you learn something new every day!|
Variation: se coucher moins bête ce soir – literally, "to go to bed less stupid tonight"