Friday, March 6, 2020

Coup dÃ…il - French Expression

Coup dÅ“il - French Expression Expression: Un coup dÅ“ilPronunciation: [koo deuy]Meaning: glance, glimpse, quick lookLiteral translation: blow/stroke of the eyeRegister: Normal Notes The French expression un coup dÅ“il indicates a quick glance and can be used with many different verbs.   Examples The most common  is  jeter  (to throw):  Ã‚     jeter un coup dÅ“il / dans / sur   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  to glance at / in / on   Ã‚  Ã‚  jeter un coup dÅ“il autour de soi   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  to glance around (oneself)   Ã‚  Ã‚  jeter un coup dÅ“il pour voir si...   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  to take a look to see if... The verb lancer (to throw, hurl, fling) can be used interchangeably with jeter in the above expressions. Related Expressions There are some different types of coups dÅ“il:   un (petit) coup dÅ“il discret - quick glance, discreet look  un coup dÅ“il en dessous - shifty look  un coup dÅ“il furieux - furious glance  un coup dÅ“il furtif - quick glance, furtive look  un coup dÅ“il indiffà ©rent - perfunctory glance  un coup dÅ“il rà ©trospectif - retrospect, look back Un coup dÅ“il can also be used with a few other verbs, for various meaning changes: apprà ©cier dun coup dÅ“il - to sum up, assessavoir le coup dÅ“il pour - to have an eye for, have a gift for, be good at spottingiler un coup dÅ“il (informal) - to take a lookjauger dun coup dÅ“il - to size up at a glancevaloir le coup dÅ“il - to be worth seeing More Expressions   au premier coup dÅ“il - at first glance  un beau coup dÅ“il - nice view  dun coup dÅ“il - at a glance  jeter un Å“il (informal) - to have a look, check out

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