1. dstein410 New Member

    English
    In an interview with L'Equipe, Richard Gasquet says:

    Je suis encore dans le riz. (sourire)

    Does anyone know this expression?
    Thanks
     
  2. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    I have never heard of it. Has it got anything to do with the rice people throw at weddings? Euphoria?
     
  3. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    Never heard that before either, so I first thought it was a typo. (a close expression is "Etre encore dans le lit" meaning you're not fully awoken). Apparently Richard talks about his health :
    Physiquement, tout est-il rentré dans l'ordre ?
    Je suis encore dans le riz (sourire) mais ça va bien mieux qu'il y a deux jours

    So maybe he has had intestinal troubles lately, and is still on a rice diet ?
     
  4. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    I'll ask my children if they have heard it.
     
  5. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    Yes, he had a gastroenteritis before US Open, and he is on a rice diet. See here.
     
  6. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    ok, so a more correct wording would be "je suis encore au [régime] riz" ;)
     
  7. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    Are you sure that he doesn't say "je suis encore dans le rythme" ?

    I know "pédaler dans la semoule" but no expression with "rice" . neither do my children.
     
  8. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    Lis le titre de l'article, il est clair...

    C'est pour cela que je n'ai pas fait de sport de compétition, ils ont leur propre langage, avec des expressions inconnues, des mots dans le désordre et une grammaire bizarre, j'ai trop de mal avec les langues étrangères.
     
  9. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    By the way what type of interview was it? Newspaper or TV (L'Equipe has a TV channel).
     
  10. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    PetitOne, please review all previous posts !
     

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