un écart

My daughter Jackie turned seven ("l'âge de raison") on Saturday. She is back today with her column "Thoughts of a Little Girl from France" (in French and English). un écart (ay-kar) noun, masculine 1. distance apart, gap Expressions: faire le grand écart = to do the splits faire un écart = to step aside un écart de... Read more →


un jeton

un jeton (zhuh-toh) noun, masculine 1. a token; counter; chip 2. a dent (i.e.: la voiture a pris un jeton/the car was dented) Expressions: un faux jeton = a hypocrite toucher ses jetons = to draw one's fees avoir les jetons = to have the jitters Also: un jeton de caddie = a token for a shopping... Read more →