Roupiller

French has several colloquial synonyms for “to sleep”. One of them is roupiller.

Papa roupille encore sur le canapé.
Dad is sleeping on the couch again.

The derived word un roupillon means “a nap”. It is normally used with the verb “piquer”:

Je suis claqué, je vais piquer un petit roupillon.
I’m exhausted, I’ll take a little nap.

Another word for “to sleep” is pioncer.

J’ai pioncé toute la journée.
I spent the whole day sleeping.

See also slang words for “bed”.

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