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un petit bout de femme – French expression

un petit bout de femme - French expression

What does the French expression ' un petit bout de femme ' mean? What does it sound like? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

un petit bout de femme is used to describe a slender woman, ‘a (little) slip of a woman’. It’s not derogatory at all to say ‘un petit bout de femme’, it’s more of an endearing term. Actually, you can also say un petit bout to talk about a cute little child.

  • « Les chansons d’Edith Piaf sont très puissantes. Pourtant, c’était un petit bout de femme. »
  • “Edith Piaf’s songs are very powerful. Yet, she was a little slip of a woman.”

Related: Edith Piaf .

Try using this expression at least once today.

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