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ne pas avoir la langue dans sa poche

The French expression “ne pas avoir la langue dans sa poche” translates literally to “to not have the tongue in the pocket”.

English meaning:

  • to never be at a loss for words 

French meaning:

  • parler facilement to speak easily
  • trop direto speak too much

Example sentence:

  • Papa ne cache pas ses pensées : il n’a pas la langue dans sa poche. Dad doesn’t hide his thoughts. He’s never at a loss for words.

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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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