Boîte

Une boîte is “a box”. Colloquially, however, it refers to two specific kinds of “boxes”. The first one is a nightclub. It is an abbreviation of boîte de nuit.

Il va en boîte tous les samedis.
He goes to the club every Saturday.

The other meaning is “company”.

J’ai fait un stage dans la boîte de mon père.
I did an internship in my father’s company.

J’en ai marre de cette boîte, j’ai envie de changer de boulot.
I’m sick of this company, I want a new job.

This is a useful word, because all meanings (box, club and company) are very common.

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