Daily Archives: 9 January 2012

Better the devil you know…

Another translated French phrase: On sait ce que l’on quitte, on ne sait pas ce que l’on prend : Literally: One knows what one leaves, not what one gets: Better the devil you know [than the devil you don’t know] … Continue reading

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Un verre de vin

Un verre de vin/bière : a glass of wine/beer Perhaps because ‘verre’ ends in e it is easy to imagine it is a feminine noun but it isn’t (‘un’ not ‘une’). Apparently, all over France, waiters sigh when we foreigners … Continue reading

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