Ten French expressions to use on Valentine's Day

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Ten French expressions to use on Valentine's Day
Lightning bolts and rabbits - Ten French expressions to use when dating. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP

It’s tricky enough to grasp all the linguistic subtleties of dating in English – let alone in a foreign language. To help you on your French dating adventures, we’ve listed ten Gallic idiomatic expressions, that may seem bizarre, but could be very useful.


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Whether you’re showing off a love bite or about to dump your latest flame, The Local has the answers in this guide to French dating expressions.

You might be surprised at just how different the Gallic equivalent of dating expressions are - they include "lightning bolts", "rabbits" and "old socks".

Click here to view our list of ten French dating expressions 

Can you think of any more? Don't forget to leave a comment in the comments section below.

Still looking for a date this Valentine's Day? Why not check out The Local's very own dating service where you can date other expats. 



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