List of Easter Expressions in French

Learn some fun French expressions involving Easter staples like eggs, basket, hens and chocolate with this great vocabulary list.

Vocab

On ne fait pas d'omelette sans casser des œufs ! You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!
être chocolat to be left disappointed / to be taken for a ride
être un panier percé to be a spendthrift
une maman poule a mama bear [lit. a hen mum/mom]
se coucher avec les poules to go to bed early
être comme un coq en pâte to be as snug as a bug in a rug
quand les poules auront des dents when pigs fly [lit. when hens have teeth]
mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier to put all one's eggs in one basket

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BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Être chocolat

My native French friend (Paris & Bordeaux based) has never heard of “ Être chocolat”. Is this a local regional expression?

Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

I can assure you both that it is indeed a French expression. Please follow both links below to learn more:

être-chocolat  -  french-expression-of-the-day-être-chocolat

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Être chocolat

My native French friend (Paris & Bordeaux based) has never heard of “ Être chocolat”. Is this a local regional expression?

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