Monthly Archives: February 2011

Gestes français – French Gestures —Gesture 10: « Quelle barbe ! »

Gestes français – French Gestures Gesture 10: « Quelle barbe ! » To say that someone is boring or irritating, fold your hand and use the back of your fingers to stroke up and down your cheek while saying one … Continue reading

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French gestures –universal gestures =The origin of the Finger

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1279/whats-the-origin-of-the-finger A Straight Dope Classic from Cecil’s Storehouse of Human Knowledge What’s the origin of “the finger”? September 4, 1998 Dear Cecil: Can you confirm the following? It sounds rather fishy to me. [Adam attaches the following memo, which has … Continue reading

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Gestes français – French Gestures — Gesture 9: « Du fric »

Gestes français – French Gestures Gesture 9: « Du fric » http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa020901j.htm To indicate that you need money or that something is expensive, hold out your hand with your fingers and thumb touching, and rub your thumb across your fingertips. … Continue reading

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Histoire du Geste — Baise-main et shakehands

Baise-main et shakehands Nous avons déjà cité cet ouvrage –Histoire de la Politesse –; avec ces qqs réflexions sur les usages et description des gestes, nous allons revenir à cette Porte et ces maudits Français qui ne la ferment pas … Continue reading

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Gestes français – French Gestures –Gesture 8:-« Il a un poil dans la main »

Gestes français – French Gestures Gesture 8: « Il a un poil dans la main » http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa020901i.htm To say that someone is lazy, hold out your hand, pull on an imaginary hair growing out of it, and say, “Il a … Continue reading

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Portes Ouvertes:-le-printemps-arabe-vu-par-la-presse-arabe

Enfonçons qqs Portes Ouvertes (c’est notre Rubrique Actualités …) http://www.courrierinternational.com/magazine/2011/1058-le-printemps-arabe-vu-par-la-presse-arabe

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Gestes français – French Gestures —Gesture 7: « Mon œil ! »

Gestes français – French Gestures Gesture 7: « Mon œil ! » To express your disbelief at what someone is telling you, use your index finger to pull down the skin under your eye and say, “Mon œil !”  This … Continue reading

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