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Stick in French 🇫🇷

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stick cure-dent
How to say “stick” in French? “Cure-dent”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “cure-dent” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on stick in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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French Word: Cure-dent

Tips to remember the French word:

1. Visualize: Imagine a cured tooth (cure-dent) being cleaned with a small stick.
2. Relate: Think of the word “cure” as in dental care and “dent” meaning tooth.


The French word “cure-dent” literally translates to “toothpick” in English. It is a compound noun formed by combining the words “cure” (care) and “dent” (tooth).

Other words that mean the same thing:

1. Pic à dents
2. Pique-dent
3. Pique à dents

Alternate meanings or slang:

In slang or colloquial language, “cure-dent” can also refer to a small non-lethal weapon or an improvised tool used for self-defense.

Examples of sentences:

1. Je me suis piqué la gencive avec un cure-dent.
(I pricked my gum with a toothpick.)
2. Est-ce que tu as un cure-dent après le repas ?
(Do you have a toothpick after the meal?)
3. Attention, ne joue pas avec le cure-dent, ça peut être dangereux !
(Careful, don’t play with the toothpick, it can be dangerous!)

Note: Dental hygiene is important, and toothpicks should be used with caution to avoid injury.

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