la gorge (gor-zh) noun, feminine
Pronunciation: It might help to pronounce 'gorge' like this: say "gor" then "je" (as in "je suis"). For yesterday's word, 'gorgée,' say "gor" then "j'ai" (or gor-zhay).
Terms & Expressions:
avoir le couteau sous/sur la gorge = to be pressured
rendre gorge = to vomit; to give back what was illegally acquired
avoir la gorge serrée = to have a lump in one's throat
avoir un chat dans la gorge = "to have a cat in one's throat," (English: to have a frog in one's throat); to be hoarse
faire rentrer à quelqu'un ses paroles dans la gorge = to make someone take back their words
Citation du Jour:
Ce n'est pas en ouvrant la gorge d'un rossignol que l'on découvrira le secret de son chant.
It isn't by opening the throat of a nightingale that we will discover the secret of its song.