sur le volet – Mot du jour

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sur le volet – Mot du jour

hand-picked – French expression

What does ” sur le volet ” mean? How do you say ‘ hand-picked ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at

sur le volet – on the shutter. The expression sur le volet is used with the verb TRIER – to sort. In everyday French, (trier) sur le volet means chosen very carefully, ‘hand-picked’. 

  • « Les bonnes moules que tu nous as données hier… Elles étaient triées sur le volet ? C’était trop bon ! »
    • “The good mussels you gave us yesterday … Were they handpicked? It was sooo good!”
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