La trouille – French expression

La Trouille - Scared

La trouille – Mot du Jour

la trouille is a familiar French way of saying ‘the fear, the fright’. la trouille is often used with verbs like avoir la trouille, ficher ou foutre la trouille. You’ll also hear this common expression: ‘être mort de‘: être mort de trouille ou être morte de trouille‘. All of these expressions mean  ‘to give the willies’, ‘to be scared to death’.

  • « Je suis allée au musée, l’autre jour, et j’ai vu une statue tellement moche qu’elle m’a fichu la trouille. »
  • I went to the museum the other day, and I saw a statue that was so ugly that it scared me to death.
Related : Trick or Treat in French . Halloween and La Toussaint . Ficher ou Foutre .

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