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Idiomatic French Things: Expressions with chose

By December 5, 2012

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The French word une chose literally means "thing" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say above all, at best, to take bad news well, and more with this list of expressions with chose.
More: French expressions | Dual gender nouns


December 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm
(1) Serge says:

Thanks Laura for this impressive number of expressions.

I often use “la chose” to mean “the subject we’re discussing right now”, as in: “c’est ça qui fait l’intérêt de la chose” or “je suis au courant de la chose”. I find this word very convenient to avoid restating the context.

However, I think that “être porté sur la chose” has essentially a sexual connotation.

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