le fossé (fo-say) noun, masculine View from the garden
1. ditch, trench, drain; gap
sauter le fossé = to make a risky decision
le fossé culturel = the cultural gap
le fossé entre les générations = the generation gap
Ne triomphe pas avant d'avoir franchi le fossé.
Don't rejoice before crossing over the gap.
A Day in a French Life....
(The story that originally appeared here, along with the vocabulary below, is now a part of this book. Don't miss it!)
French vocabulary from the vignette that appeared along with today's word: sans mur = without a wall; le terrain (m) = land; littéralement = literally; la fourchette (f) = fork; cette fois-ci = this time; le pas (m) = step; le pied (m) = foot; la globe-trotteuse (f) = globetrotter; le soutien-gorge (m) = bra; sans sein = without a breast; le coeur (m) = heart; wet chicken (la poule mouillée = French for "coward"); meubler = to furnish; le pépin (m) = snag; le jardin (m) = garden; le fossé (m) = ditch; le cabanon (m) = shed; en main = in hand; Santé = To your health! (Cheers!)
and ditchwater, in French is l'eaux stagnantes
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