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.

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French Expressions

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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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  1 comment for “French Expressions – “Soyez comme les canards”

  1. Diane pierce
    September 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    This is a good one!

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