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Un Son De Cloche – Mot Du Jour

an opinion – French expression

What does ” un son de cloche ” mean? How do you say ‘ an opinion ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

un son de cloche – a sound of bell. In everyday French, un son de clochemeans ‘an opinion’. It’s often used with même (same) or autre (another).

Le même son de cloche: the same opinion, I agree. un autre son de cloche: another opinion, another story, I don’t agree.

  • « Tu dis que faire un soufflé, c’est facile ; mais moi, j’ai entendu un autre son de cloche. »
    • “You say that cooking a soufflé is easy; but I heard it another opinion.”

Practice expressions

une cloche – a stupid person

Quelle cloche ! – What a stupid person! (dated expression)

un son de cloche – an opinion

c’est cloche – ‘it’s a pity (dated expression)

se taper la cloche – to eat well, to pig out

sonner les cloches à quelqu’un/e – to scold someone

il y a quelque chose qui cloche – something’s wrong

une querelle de clocher – a fight within a community or a storm in a tea cup

un esprit de clocher – chauvinistic

à cloche-pied – to hop, on one leg


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