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No. 252: French Body Language Redo

After my semi-successful attempt in January to interpret French body language, my favorite virtual French teacher, Géraldine, has come to my rescue again with her helpful new lesson: 12 Common French Gestures.

Finally a clear explanation of j’ai du nez: tapping the side of your nose = I have a good instinct/idea; I have flair; and she offers up a few new ones that I have seen a lot of lately but had not quite understood correctly:

  • Je m’ennuie (making a sort of shaving motion along your jaw line with your fingertips curled in) = I’m bored
  • Cassé! (a sideways karate chop) = Gotcha! or I win!

Follow Géraldine weekly on Comme une française TV every Tuesday. Moi, j’adore.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yes I saw Geraldine’s post
    There is always something new to take on board isn’t there?
    I sometimes wonder if I will ever be fluent

    May 20, 2014
  2. Bendilyn Bach #

    Profite bien de chaque moment! As a souvenir, why not bring home a Frenchman? 🙂 Bonne continuation!

    May 20, 2014
    • Hmmm…not sure my American husband would go for that..we are enjoy every last moment of our time in France. Still hoping for a miracle to keep us all here. Thanks for stopping by!

      May 21, 2014
  3. OUi! J’adore Geraldine!!

    May 21, 2014
  4. ‘Cassé’ is one of my kids’ favourites!

    May 21, 2014

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