Glossary, categories, formats & accents.

French English Meaning
sucré sugar The type of sugar in the packet
sucré poudre white sugar  
sucré brun brown sugar  
édulcorant sweetener  
bûchette stick packet Type of packet
morceau lump Some sets have almost identical wrappers except that some contain one lump and others more than one. The packet normally indicates this by the word morceau or morceaux
morceaux lumps  
carré square / box Many Beghin Say packets have solid coloured box printed on them (usually black or white). There are different formats of packet and some are identified by the number and placement of the boxes. See packet formats below.

avec carré

with square/box  
sans carré without square/box  
ancien old/former

Beghin Say has had a number of logos over the years. Some sets are described as having ancien logo and others as nouveau. These are comparative, one is older the other newer.
One variation differs mainly in the shape of the g. The older logo had a looptail or double-story g, whilst the new logo had an opentail or single-story g. (See graphic at the end.)

nouveau new  
barre bar the normally black or white rectangular boxes, or blocks that appear on many packets- see also carré and the formats below.
bords droits straight edges square or parallel to one another
bords incliné sloping edges not square or parallel
bout cranté  notched end the stick has a serated cut at the end
bout droit straight end the stick has a straight cut at the end
bouts gaufrés embossed end end of stick is sealed with round indents rather than lined indents
clair light that is light colour
couleur colour  
droit right  
foncé dark that is dark colour
gauche left  
gras thick this generally refers to the thickness of the paper or the typeface with which some words are printed.
languette tab a tab on a lump wrapper
minces thin this generally refers to the thickness of the paper or the typeface with which some words are printed
prédécoupé precut a perforation  in the packet for ease of tearing
repère mark some sort of mark, often a cross like a plus sign
vignette vignette description/caption

Accents

For ease of searching and for the benefit of English users who are not familiar with French accents or how to type them all accents should have been removed on this database.

French accent English substitute
é e
û u
è e
ë e
ê e
â a

Categories with English translations

A Animaux Animals
B Armes, Uniformes Weapons, Uniforms
C Armoiries, Drapeaux, Figures héraldiques Coat of arms, flags, heraldic
D Chansons, Fables, Proverbes, Alphabets Songs, Fables, Proverbs, Alphabets
E Fêtes (Noël, Jour de l'An, Pâques, ...) Holidays (Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter, ...)
F Fleurs et Fruits Flowers and Fruits
G Jeux (dominos,cartes) Games (dominoes, cards)
H Monuments, Statues, Paysages, Châteaux Monuments, statues, Landscapes, Castles
I Moyens de locomotion Means of transport
J Personnages célèbres et de dessins animés, Musiciens, Mode Famous people and cartoons, Musicians, Fashion
K Prévention routière Road Safety
L Signes du zodiaque Signs of the Zodiac
M Sports Sports
N Le sucre Sugar
O Séries commémoratives Commemorative Series
P Sujets divers Miscellaneous Topics
SL Séries limitées Limited series

Formats

Format Description Approx size
Format A 3 lumps, larger wrapper 74mm x 52mm
Format B 1 or 2 lumps, smaller wrapper, with or without box 64mm x 47mm
Format B1 1 lump, smaller wrapper, with or without box ditto
Format B2 2 lumps, smaller wrapper, with or without box ditto
Format C Similar to B but with the picture reversed 66mm x 47mm
Format D 2 bars on the longer edge (on some wrappers the cut of the machine means only one box shows) 66mm x 50mm
Format E 2 bars on the shorter edge (on some wrappers the cut of the machine means only one box shows) 66mm x 50mm

Beghin Say Logo variant

Name Logo Description g
"old logo" Has a double-story or looptail g - also smaller accent on e
"new logo" Has a single-story or opentail g - also larger accent on e

Colours

Coulleurs Colours
Blanc White
Bleu Blue
Gris Grey
Jaune Yellow
Lilas Lilac
Marron Brown
Noir Black
Orange

Orange

Rose Pink
Rouge Red
Vert Green
Violet Purple


Code last updated: 26 December 2017