au diable

The French expression “au diable” translates literally to “to or with the devil”.

English meanings:

  • miles from anywhere
  • in the middle of nowhere

French meanings:

  • au milieu de nulle partin the middle of nowhere
  • au fin fond de nulle part at the end of nowhere

Example sentence:

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  • Je vais devoir habiter dans une maison située au diable car il n’y a pas d’appartements diponibles au centre-ville. I’m going to have to live in a house in the middle of nowhere because there are no available apartments downtown.

Related:

  • un bled (noun) – place in the middle of nowhere, slang
  • un coin perdu (noun) – place in the middle of nowhere, a backwater

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