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la trouille


Definition: (fam) - extreme fear

J'ai la trouille ! - I'm scared to death!

Il a eu la trouille de sa vie - He got the fright of his life

Expression: flanquer/ficher la trouille à quelqu'un - to scare the pants off someone

  • trouillard (familiar adj) - yellow, chicken
  • un trouillard (familiar) - chicken, yellowbelly
  • un trouillomètre - fear
  • avoir le trouillomètre à zéro - to be scared witless
Click the little graphic below to hear the Mot du jour pronounced. If you still have trouble, take a look at OUILLE pronunciation.
Pronunciation: [trooy]Audio Link
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