faire la fine bouche

The French expression “faire la fine bouche” translates literally to “to make a thin mouth”.

English meanings:

  • to be finicky
  • to turn up your nose
  • to be fussy, particular

French meanings:

  • se montrer difficile pour la nourriture – Meaning: to be difficult when it comes to food

Example sentence:

  • Quand Julie va au restaurant elle fait la fine bouche: elle ne veut rien manger. When Julie goes out to eat she’s finicky and doesn’t want to eat anything.


  • être difficile (à table) – Lit: to be difficult (at the table)

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