Word Nerd 1.1 – Alours

Source: Two Summers, Aimee Friedman- page 23

Context: ” The grey-haired driver, a cigarette dangling from his lips, helps me cram my suitcase into the trunk. Then I climb disbelieving into the backseat, and we peel off  “Alours,” the driver says, lighting his cigarette with one hand and steering with the other. “Where are you going, mademoiselle?”  I’m both surprised and relieved that he can tell i’m american.

In their words: interjection

The definition of alors is a French word used as English speakers might say “so,” or “well.”

An example of when to use the word alors would be in a sentence such as, “So! How is your new job?”\


In pictures:                         

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