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avoir du bol

The French expression “avoir du bol” translates literally to “to have some bottom or bowl”.

English meanings:

  • to be lucky

French meanings:

  • avoir de la chanceto be lucky

Example sentences:

  • J’ai gagné à la loterie et j’ai vraiment du bol ! I won the lottery and I’m really lucky!
  • T’as du bol! Qu’est-ce que t’as fait pour trouver une maison si belle ? You’re lucky! What did you to to find such a beautiful house?

Synonyms expressions:

  • avoir un bol de cocu
  • avoir une veine de cocu

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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