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une pichenette is a flick of the hand

une pichenette has two pronunciations. The 'ette' in pichenette tells you right away that the noun is feminine. une pichenette means 'a flick of the hand'. It also often implies a brief action.

  • « Elle ajusta le pli de sa jupe d’une pichenette. »
    "She adjusted the pleat of her skirt with the flick of the hand."

passé simple : j'ajustai, nous ajustâmes

Related: clothes vocabulary . gender of nouns . 52 verbs in 14 tenses with AUDIO .

Leave a Reply below with your comment or question. That was Anne's native take on a French expression. There are many other expressions and more that you won't find in your textbook. Visit frenchetc.org. Bonne journée française !

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