Fais gaffe !
Be careful! Watch out!
The French expression fais gaffe
is interesting because it means just the opposite of its literal translation. Faire une gaffe
means "to make a mistake, to blunder," so you would think that "be careful!" would be something more like ne fais pas de gaffe !
Apparently leaving out une
is enough to turn the meaning around. You can also say Fais gaffe à toi
to mean "Watch yourself."
Ça peut être dangereux - fais gaffe !
That can be dangerous - be careful!
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