"Elle est née avec une cuillère en argent dans la bouche."

Translation:She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.

January 24, 2013

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/petitlapin

These are the kind of questions which are driving me crazy - is this an idiom in French (I doubt it) or a translation made for us to laugh at. I wish Duolingo would be clear about idioms and whether they are shared in both languages or not.

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/riclage

It is an idiom for being born rich. I check a lot of these here: http://www.expressio.fr/expressions/etre-ne-avec-une-cuiller-d-argent-dans-la-bouche.php

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ElianaSolange

Em português temos nascer em berço de ouro :)

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

It is a French idiom, yes.

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mttedwards

Have you come across any that, as far as you know, are not idioms in French?

February 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cancub

To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth? That's a saying in English as well.

August 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buffalump21

Yes, very common in English ... :-)

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Egdir

Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand; Lord don't they help themselves.

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenRSheldon

Idioms are funny. If you've never heard them before they sound utterly nonsensical.

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/H.E.P.

i tried 'born lucky' for this one, which wasn't quite right but almost I thinks, after reading the other comments, thank you.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Doug922257

She was born with a silver spoon in HER mouth He was born with a silver spoon in HIS mouth You were born with a silver spoon in YOUR mouth I was born with a plastic spoon in MY mouth ( Ref The Who)

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/redseadragon

It may look silver but really its stainless steel.

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SnarfSnarf123

My favourite phrase!

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PierreBezu1

Is there a cure for this condition?

April 7, 2019
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