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passer du coq-à-l’âne – French expression

 passer du coq-à-l’âne - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ passer du coq-à-l'âne ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s slow French

passer du coq-à-l’âne – to go from the rooster to the donkey. passer du coq-à-l’âne means to go off on a tangent, on tangents.

  • « Je [ne] pige rien à son discours : elle passe tout le temps du coq-à-l’âne. »
  • "I don’t understand anything in her speech: she keeps on going off on tangents."

Tenses and modes

Negative command forms : Ne passons pas du coq-à-l’âne

passé simple : nous passâmes du coq-à-l’âne

present subjunctive: que nous passions du coq-à-l’âne

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