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"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

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElianaSolange

Em português temos nascer em berço de ouro :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

It is a French idiom, yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mttedwards

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cancub

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buffalump21

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cyberio_

I am French and I have never heard that.. x)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pogosticksteve

Thats all i needed to know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenRSheldon

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redseadragon

It may look silver but really its stainless steel.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnarfSnarf123

My favourite phrase!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PierreBezu1

Is there a cure for this condition?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XxCoyoticxX

Huh, strange birth

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