Image illustration Elisabeth newsletter

🎁 Get 3 gifts to improve your French

They will allow you to overcome a blockage. Panicking or not understanding when someone speaks to you in French 🤯.

They are free and without obligation 🙏.

Leave your name and email to receive your gifts ⬇️

It's free and you can unsubscribe at any time 🙏



Hello everyone, welcome to this new French video.

Today, we will see together four expressions that speak about eyes in French.

I know you really enjoy learning new expressions. Today we're going to look at four that are directly related to eyes.

The first one, I was asked in comments, is simply "my eye". It's a colloquial expression, to be used more with friends, with your family, with colleagues you are close to.

I almost forgot before I started. Please put a "like" to the video. It shows me that you support my work and my channel. That's really important to me.

So my eye. Often it is accompanied by this gesture. My eye. You put your finger right here. My eye.

This expression, it's a bit ironic, so, it's not to be taken at face value, it means, "but of course!"

You want to show that you don't believe what someone tells you. You don't believe what the person you are talking to is telling you.

You don't believe what she says. You are not stupid. You are not gullible. You know it's not true. That she is lying. Here's some background. I think you'll understand right away.

Laura has a big house in Paris and a Ferrari. And she tells me she earns minimum wage. My eye! Like I said, we'll use it to show that we don't believe in something. For us, it's not true.

The second expression is not really familiar, it's more of a common, neutral language. This expression is "to have the eyes bigger than the stomach".

This expression is used to say that we have taken more to eat, we have ordered for example more to eat than we can really fit in our belly, in our stomach.

We had the impression, for example, that we were very hungry. And in the end, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. I ordered three burgers because I was so hungry and I could only eat one. My eyes were bigger than my stomach.

The third expression is also a rather neutral, rather common language. It is "to do something with your eyes closed". When you do something with your eyes closed, it means that you are able to do something automatically.

Even with your eyes closed, you could do it, you don't think, you don't hesitate. I could change the wheel of my car with my eyes closed. You can also use closed eyes to say that you trust someone or something. I trust him with my eyes closed.

So this person has my full trust. For example, I can say I trust my daughter to her nanny with my eyes closed. She has all my trust.

And finally, the fourth expression we're going to look at today is a colloquial expression, so again, use it more with your loved ones. It's "to poke in the eye". Punch... punch. It's like something or someone hits the eye. You can say it for an object or for a person.

We use it to say that we really liked someone or something.

A dress in this store caught my eye. I think I will buy it. You liked this dress very much, you flashed on it, we can also say in French.

It's also a colloquial expression, but it's a synonym for "getting in your eye.

This boy really caught my eye. I'm going to ask him out for a drink. You were seduced by this boy, by his appearance. You liked him.

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed these expressions.

We saw two colloquial and two more common language so that you can really expand, enrich your vocabulary.

If you liked this video, of course, put a "like" and above all, subscribe and activate the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

See you soon.

Share this article

My French lessons 🇫🇷

Dialogue courses to improve your French

Boost your understanding in French 🚀

40 conversations + cards to understand everyday French.

You understand French spoken at school or in movies but you panic when you have a real conversation with a native French speaker 😱 ?

Work on your listening comprehension with 40 dialogues from daily life in France (+ vocabulary cards + comprehension quiz).

Each month, a new dialogue is added.

45 minutes of conversation with Elisabeth

Boost your French speaking 🚀

45 minutes of conversation in French with me (+ working document)

Want to practice your French speaking skills, gain fluency and confidence? Book a private conversation session with me.

More than a simple conversation, I accompany you in your progression...

At the end of each session, I will send you a PDF summary sheet with your mistakes and corrections.

90 days to progress in French

90 days of exercises to progress in French

90 days to progress in French through your daily life.

This booklet will guide you through your day to improve your French in 15 minutes a day.

Free resources that might interest you


LEARN FRENCH IN 2 MINUTES - French idiom : Au pif

Transcript of the video Bonjour tout le monde, bienvenue dans cette nouvelle vidéo où nous allons voir une expression française en quelques minutes. Before we start, let's pick three cards at random. You didn't understand what I

please message on gray background

Please in French + examples

 Asking for permission in French There are very simple ways to ask for permission to do something. There are also more formal ways to ask for permission if you want to be on the safe side! Nothing of the sort

Videos that might interest you

Scroll to Top