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la petite bête – Mot du jour

to nitpick – French expression

What does ” chercher la petite bête ” mean? How do you say ‘ to nitpick ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

chercher la petite bête – to look for the little beast. In everyday French, chercher la petite bête means ‘to nitpick’.

Grammar buff corner: CHERCHER is a verb that doesn’t accept a preposition, whereas in English TO LOOK FOR requires one. See a list of those funny verbs and what the implications are when you speak French.

  • « Les pronoms, c’est dur dur à apprendre. En fait, faut pas trop chercher la petite bête pour progresser en français. »
    • “Learning pronouns is sooo hard. In fact, one shouldn’t nitpick too much to improve in French.”

Tenses and Modes

  • présent : En fait, faut pas trop chercher la petite bête. In fact, it is necessary to not nitpick too much.
  • imparfait : En fait, fallait pas trop chercher la petite bête. In fact, it was necessary to not nitpick too much.
  • conditionnel présent : En fait, faudrait pas trop chercher la petite bête. In fact, it would be necessary to not nitpick too much.

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