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avoir les boules – French expression

avoir les boules - French expression


What does the French expression ' avoir les boules ' mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

avoir les boules has recently become a very popular expression. Literally, it is " to have the balls ". I'm pretty sure that we are not talking about Pétanque balls here. I'd rather think of the beautiful 'boules de noël', Christmas ornaments. I hope you're with me. In any case, avoir les boules doesn't mean 'to be daring', it means 'to be upset'.

  • « J'ai raté mon exam, j'ai trop les boules. »
    • "I failed my exam. I'm really upset."


  • indicatif présent – j'ai trop les boules, nous avons trop les boules
  • imparfait – j'avais trop les boules, nous avions trop les boules
  • futur - j'aurai trop les boules, nous aurons trop les boules

Related: balle, bille ou boule ? .


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