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What on Earth is "une croque"?

I have just received an invitation to one...any idea? I would assume a "bite", supper... not a word I've heard before and most certainly not as a noun.
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

It’s Genevois dialect for getting a bite to eat.
You’re being invited out for an informal friendly dinner or lunch.
Go this time and wear your kilt 😊
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

Informal and my kilt is an oxymoron!
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

9 years' wait for "une croque", I hope it will be worth it!
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

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I have just received an invitation to one...any idea?
It depends on the context. What was the rest of the phrase? If "croque" is followed by "de la merde", I would politely decline the invitation.
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It depends on the context. What was the rest of the phrase? If "croque" is followed by "de la merde", I would politely decline the invitation.
That is a croque, Monsieur (Pun intended)
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That is a croque, Monsieur (Pun intended)
And of course the "croque" in "croque monsieur/madame" has the same meaning: a bite to eat.
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

Guessing, I'd say it's the equivalent to the Swiss German "Apéro", which is gathering for drinks with some little snacks/fingerfood. It's explicitly not dinner and usually only for a few hours.

You could ask the one who invited you or even better: Just go and see? Be adventerous! This is Switzerland, I'm sure it's tame
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

https://www.google.com/search?q=croq...w=1366&bih=654

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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

So he's invited to a sandwich. How original, considering he's from GB. Show him something new

This info just makes me more confident about this being an "Apéro".

edit: The sandwich seems to be le croque though.

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I have just received an invitation to one...any idea? I would assume a "bite", supper... not a word I've heard before and most certainly not as a noun.
There's also croque-mort. Perhaps it's a subtle death threat??!

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It’s Genevois dialect for getting a bite to eat.
You’re being invited out for an informal friendly dinner or lunch.
Go this time and wear your kilt 😊
I've lived and socialised in Geneva (yes, with locals) for over forty years, never heard that one.
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

A croque is long, salady, moist, cake-like meat roll, which is served in cutlets of eight with a delicious bed of dry soup. It is customary to partake of such a delicacy in a convivial group of strangers, naked but for a warm pouch and slippers. Proscribed by Calvin, resurrected by the Shelleys, favoured by Genevoivians since time immemorial.
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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

When you google translations for the verb "croquer" it is a very variable word, it goes from biting, nibbling to squander to sketch/draft all the way to lay somebody, fancy someone ......

When is it?
And: You gotta go there!

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Re: What on Earth is "une croque"?

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2019...-with-scotland
Is it here ?
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I've lived and socialised in Geneva (yes, with locals) for over forty years, never heard that one.
Try the term "on se fait une croque" 😊
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Guessing, I'd say it's the equivalent to the Swiss German "Apéro", which is gathering for drinks with some little snacks/fingerfood. It's explicitly not dinner and usually only for a few hours.
It's possible, but given that the word "Apéro" comes straight from French, it's by no means a Swiss-German term, and is certainly used in the same sense throughout Suisse Romande as well.
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It's possible, but given that the word "Apéro" comes straight from French, it's by no means a Swiss-German term, and is certainly used in the same sense throughout Suisse Romande as well.
Nope, «aperitif» comes straight from Latin, thus it is found in both German (and its dialects) and French.
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It's possible, but given that the word "Apéro" comes straight from French, it's by no means a Swiss-German term, and is certainly used in the same sense throughout Suisse Romande as well.
I’d say in Romande apéro means the drink before the meal meaning Apéritif.
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I’d say in Romande apéro means the drink before the meal meaning Apéritif.
Not around here it doesn’t.
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Nope, «aperitif» comes straight from Latin, thus it is found in both German (and its dialects) and French.
Apertif may have entered German from Latin, but the accent on Apéro shows its French heritage. No acute accent in Latin, nor German.

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