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:
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.