Expressions with Animals – Today’s French

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un bonobo pris par mon fils au Congo

J’adore les animaux. Pas autant que mon fils ! Il s’occupait de toutes sortes de serpents et araignées quand il était ado et il s’est dirigé vers le Congo pour étudier les bonobos. Bref ! Moi, j’adore juste les chiens et les chats 🙂 – Faites la petite interro ici.

I love animals, although not as much as my son does! He used to host all kinds of snakes and spider when he was a teenager, and ended up studying bonobos in the Congo. Nevertheless, I just love cats and dogs 🙂 – Do the mini quiz here.

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Here is a list of expressions related to animals and animal products.

  1. aller se faire cuire un œuf …. to get lost (insult)
  2. avoir la chair de poule  …. to be scared
  3. avoir un chat dans la gorge …. to have a frog in one’s throat 
  4. avoir un poil dans la main …. to be lazy
  5. bœuf-carotte …. rat squad, Internal Affairs
  6. bouffer de la vache enragée …. to live hand to mouth
  7. c’est vache …. it’s mean, it’s wicked
  8. crier haro sur le baudet …. to find a scapegoat, to accuse someone publicly
  9. curieux comme un chat …. very curious
  10. de la monnaie de singe …. Monopoly money

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