Monday, June 27, 2016


Passer entre les gouttes
It was between downpours on a chilly June evening in Paris that we were able to duck into Le Mouffetard, a venerable bistro in the Latin Quarter, for a big bowl of onion soup. 
The expression, "passer entre les gouttes," means to pass between raindrops. In its figurative sense it means to just barely avoid a bad or uncomfortable situation.

une goutte:  a drop
la goutte:  gout  (as in the metabolic disease which causes painful swelling of joints, and especially toes, due to deposits of urates)
une saucée:  a downpour
une averse:  a shower

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  1. Hello P.B.,

    I love your blog; it's my "French Education!" I keep all the new vocabulary words in a notebook for study. Your photos are beautiful and your comments a whimsical accompaniment to them.

    I'm glad you are posting often again; I always look forward to new ones. Thank you for all your work; it's very appreciated.