French Expressions That Will Have You Rolling On The Floor Laughing

French Expressions That Will Have You Rolling On The Floor Laughing

 

 

 

French people don’t “have a lot on their plate”…they “have bread on the board” (J’ai du pain sur la planche).

French people don’t say “for next to nothing”…they say “for a mouthful of bread” (Ça coûte une bouchée de pain).

 

French people don’t say “things get nasty”…they say “things are turning into vinegar” (Ça tourne au vinaigre).

 

French people don’t say “it’s very cold”…they said “this cold is made for a duck” (Il fait un froid de canard).

A French person doesn’t “feel depressed”…they “have the cockroach”(J’ai le cafard) .

French people are not “stupid”…they “have the same IQ as an oyster” (Il a le QI d’une huître).

 

 

French people don’t “fall madly in love”…they “are struck by lightning”(J’ai eu un coup de foudre hier).

French people are not “fed up with something”…they “have a bowl full of it” (J’en ai ras le bol).

French people are not “spaced out”…they are “in the West” (Je suis à l’Ouest).

French people don’t “feel bad”…they “aren’t in their plate” (Je ne suis pas dans mon assiette).

French people don’t “have sex”…they “throw each other in the air” (Je me suis envoyé en l’air avec …).

French people aren’t “rich”…they “ride on gold” (Il roule sur l’or).

French people don’t “waste money”…they “throw money out the window” (Il jette l’argent par les fenêtres).

French don’t “sleep in”…they “have a fat morning” (Il a fait la grasse matinée).

 

 

French people don’t “lose their temper”…they “have mustard going up their nose” (La moutarde me monte au nez).

French people don’t “eat on the go”…they “eat on the thumb” (Manger sur le pouce).

French people don’t say “it costs a fortune”…they say “it as expensive as the eyes of my head” or “it costs the skin of the ass” (Ça coûte les yeux de la tête / Ça coûte la peau du cul).

French people aren’t “hung over”…they have a “wooden face” or ” their hair is hurting them”  (J’ai la gueule de bois / J’ai mal aux cheveux).

French people don’t say “it drives me crazy”…they say “It’s taking my head” a me prend la tête).

French people don’t “bite off more than they can chew”…their “eyes are bigger than their belly” (J’ai eu les yeux plus gros que le ventre).

 

 

 

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