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Ça ne mange pas de pain!

You can often hear this expression among french people.

Literal translation: That doesn’t eat any bread!

Actual Meaning: That doesn’t cost much OR There’s no harm in trying !

So why not trying something because it doesn’t cost much and entails no risk! 😉

Ex: Téléphone à ton médecin, ça ne mange pas de pain!

Notice: In spoken French, “ne” in a negative sentence is often ignored and the “e” of “de” is often swallowed. So you hear /ça mange pas d’pain/ instead of /ça ne mange pas de pain/.  Of course, it is not grammatically correct but it is the way native speakers would speak in an informal conversation.

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