French Expressions – “Soyez comme les canards”

 French Expressions and Idioms –

This is one of my very favorite French expressions as it represents me all too well !

If you want to learn more, check out my post on “French Idioms and Expressions” for more on this topic and why these can be helpful when traveling.


French Expressions


Soyez comme les canards:

En surface, ayez l’air calme et posé.

Sous la surface, pédalez comme un fou.


English translation –  Be like a duck:  On the surface, look calm and relaxed. Under the surface, pedal like crazy.

Actually, after further reflection, maybe I’m not always all that calm even on the surface !

Happy Travels,
– Girl Gone Gallic

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