loin s’en faut – French expression


loin s’en faut – Mot du Jour

loin s’en faut – far of it has to – loin s’en faut means ‘far from it’ , ‘by a long shot’, ‘by a long way’. I believe the Académie Française doesn’t approve of this expression, but you’ll hear it often when you’re in France. So, I wanted to share it here. I hope you use it.

  • « J’ai une pile de livres, je te dis pas. J’ai pas fini de lire, loin s’en faut ! »
  • I have a stack of books, you wouldn’t believe it. I’m not done  reading, far from it.


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