avoir la chair de poule

The French expression “avoir la chair de poule” translates literally to “to have chicken flesh”. English meanings include:

  • to have goose bumps
  • to have goose pimples
  • to have gooseflesh

French meanings are simply “avoir un frisson” (to have a shiver) or “avoir froid” (to be cold).

Here’s an example sentence:

Speed up your learning with an app

Many of our students have greatly enhanced their learning by using an app. On these pages we've examined the top-30 apps for learning French. On this pages we've written comprehensive reviews for Pimsleur (great for people struggling with pronunciation), Rosetta Stone and FrenchPod101 (both great for visual learners).

Quand je sors de la douche et j’oublie de mettre le chauffauge j’ai facilmement la chair de poule. I get goose bumps easily when I get out of the shower and I forget to put on the heater.

more French expressions

If you've found this post useful you might want to considering looking at our post covering the best apps for learning French. We've looked a total 33 apps and have written comprehensive reviews of Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur and FrenchPod101.

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!