French Idioms


La moutarde

Hello,
In chapter 5 we have this quote by Flaubert:
Moutarde : Il n’y a de bonne moutarde qu’à Dijon. Ruine l’estomac.

How do you translate "ruine l'estomac"? - It ruins the stomach? Let's ruin the stomach? ......?
and what is the cultural context/ joke implied?

Merci.

1 comments

  • Hurt stomach certainly. In french we could say ‘ détraque ‘ at worst for the stomach � make a gastric ulcer. Sorry i’m a poor lonesome French Bye

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