Daily Archives: 23 May 2012

‘Bien fait’ and ‘pas mal (de)’

Be careful with ‘bien fait’. You may think you are saying ‘well done’ but the expression ‘c’est bien fait pour lui’ translates as ‘serve him right’. Don’t say it if you see someone nearly slip and then right themselves on … Continue reading

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La guerre – war

Asked why I had not said ‘Bonjour’ to a colleague who was bugging me I replied “Parce que c’est la guerre – Because it’s war”. War, otherwise known as “l’entente glaciale” and “meeting one’s Waterloo”.

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