le goût

une feuille

Fall = automne (c) Kristin Espinasseune feuille (fuhy) noun, feminine
1. a leaf
2. a sheet (paper)

la feuille d'or = gold leaf
la feuille d'étain = tin foil
le fer en feuilles = sheet iron
la feuille de paie = payroll
la feuille de présence = attendance roll
la feuille d'impôt = tax return sheet
la feuille de laurier = bay leaf
la feuille volante = loose leaf


lire sous la feuille = to read between the lines
les oreilles en feuille de chou = cauliflower leaf ears = ears that stick out

Thank you Magalie L. in Ireland for these recent additions:
être dur de la feuille (feuille is the ear here) = to be deaf
le mille-feuille(s) = type of pastry

Citation du Jour

Je ne puis regarder une feuille d'arbre sans être écrasé par l'univers.
I cannot look at the leaf of a tree without being overwhelmed by the universe.
--Victor Hugo

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*References: une habitude (f) = a habit; l'automne (m) = autumn; les feuilles mortes qui tombent = dead leaves that fall; Je vais faire un feu ce soir = I'm going to make a fire tonight; le sèche-linge = the clothes dryer; tailler = to cut; une boule (f) = a ball; braderie d'automne = autumn clearance sale; un quatre-quatre = a four-wheel drive vehicle; la garrigue = wild scrubland; la chasse (f) = the hunt; une belle-mère (f) = mother-in-law; fatigué,e = tired; "ça doit être le changement de temps = it must be the change of seasons; un(e) gosse = a kid; le daube = (meat) stew, casserole ; le plat du jour (m) = the day's special;chez vous = in your area

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