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Word of the Day 05

Today’s French word of the day:

Avoir la trouille

Meaning to be afraid.

Register: Colloquial 

Type: Phrase, Colloquialism 

Other ways to say that you’re afraid:

Avoir la pétoche

Again, thank you to Philippe for your help!

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Word of the Day 04

Today’s French word of the day:

Avoir la dalle

Meaning to be hungry/starving.

Register: Colloquial 

Type: Phrase, Colloquialism 


Another colloquial phrase for you!


Other ways to say that you’re hungry:

Avoir les crocs. (To be starving.)

Crever de faim. (To starve.)

Avoir les dents du fond qui baignent. (When you have eaten too much.)


Again, a big thank you to my dear friend Philippe for helping with this post!

Word of the Day 03

Today’s French word of the day:

En avoir ras la casquette 

Meaning to be fed up.

Register: Colloquial 

Type: Phrase, Colloquialism 

More of a phrase than a word, but learning colloquialisms is so important for those who plan on becoming fluent, since these phrases don’t translate literally.

Other ways to say that you’re fed up:

J’en ai ras la casquette.

J’en ai marre.

J’en ai ras le bol.

J’en ai ras le cul. (Vulgaire)

J’en ai plein le cul. (Vulgaire)


Many thanks to my dear friend Philippe for helping with this post!