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avoir voix au chapitre

The French expression “avoir voix au chapitre” translates literally to “to have voice in the chapter”.

English meaning:

  • to have your say
  • to have a say in the matter

French meaning:

  • pouvoir exprimer ses pensées – the ability to express your thoughts

Example sentence:

  • À propos de ce sujet, nous pensons que chaque membre de l’équipe a voix au chapitre. With regards to this matter, we believe that each team member has his or her say.

Related synonyms:

  • dire ce que l’on a à dire – Lit: to say what one has to say
  • avoir son mot à dire – Lit: to have your word to say

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David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six 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 online lessons. When procrastinating working on FrenchLearner, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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