La Saint-Valentin Video


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16 February 2017

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La Saint-Valentin Video

Bonjour! I just watched the St. Valentine's video posted on the web site. Very funny! In the transcript below the video it says "elle cligne des yeux" and "je cligne des yeux". Shouldn't the article "les" be used instead? Listening to the video, I'm not sure if he says des or les. Merci!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using le, la, les with body parts and clothing (definite articles)"


Kwiziq language super star

16 February 2017


Bonjour Bruce ! The colloquial expression is indeed "cligner DES yeux" (= to blink), but I found that "cligner LES yeux" also exists to express "squinting", though we use more often "plisser les yeux" in this case. À bientôt !

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