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Expressions with numbers

Expressions avec des chiffres

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The Cartesian spirit – Descartes and all – of the French drives them logically to numbers. Here is a list of 10 French common expressions with numbers.

L’esprit cartésien – Descartes et tout et tout – des Français les mène logiquement vers les chiffres. Voici une liste de 10 expressions courantes contenant des chiffres en français.

0 …. c’est zéro …. it’s really bad, it sucks

1 …. être à la une …. to make the front page

2 …. en deux mots …. in a nutshell

3 …. être haut comme trois pommes …. to be really little (for a person), to be young

4 …. ne pas avoir quatre bras …. to not be able to manage all at ounce (to not have 4 arms)

5 …. comme les cinq doigts de la main …. very united, very close

6 …. avoir son zéro-six …. to have someone on speed dial, to know someone closely

7 …. sept jours sur sept …. every day

8 …. faire les trois huit …. to work eight-hour shifts

9 …. neuf fois sur dix …. very often, very likely



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