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Chercher la bagarre

Chercher : to search (for), to look for: Chercher la bagarre : Literally: To search for a fight: To be looking/spoiling for a fight. Chercher la petite bête : Literally: To look for the little beast: To split hairs. Chercher … Continue reading

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Le délit…

Examples of ‘False Friends’: Le délit des sales figures : NOT ‘the delight of sales figures’ but: The crime of (having) dirty faces. Fat avec emphase : Not ‘fat with emphasis’ but: Smug and pompous.

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Un café serré

Three phrases that are not quite what they seem: Un café serré : Literally: a tightly-gripped coffee: A strong coffee. Ne te casse pas la tête : Literally: don’t break the/your head: Don’t waste your time. Tu as peut-être frappé … Continue reading

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