se lever du pied gauche

“Se lever du pied gauche” is a French expression that translates to: “to get up on the left foot”.

English meaning:

  • to get up on the wrong side of the bed

A French meaning is “se réveiller de mauvaise humeur”, to wake up in a bad mood.

Example sentence:

  • Je me suis levé du pied gauche et j’étais de mauvaise humeur pendant toute la journée. I got up on the wrong side of the bed and I was in a bad mood all day.

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  • se lever du mauvais pied – Lit: to get up on the wrong foot or to get up on the wrong side of the bed
  • se lever du bon pied – Lit: to get up on the right foot or to start the day on a good note

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