Word of the Week

Word of the Week: "Flèche"

Discover some of the ways you can use the word "flèche" in French.

Host Bernard St-Laurent and Word Lady Johanne Blais discuss flèche, which means arrow.

Host Bernard St-Laurent and Word Lady Johanne Blais discuss "flèche", which means arrow. 4:43

Here are the usages of flèche you hear in Bernard and Johanne's conversation:

Partir comme une flèche : To set off like a shot/to run away quickly

Elle part comme une flèche : She sets off like a shot

Un départ en flèche : A flying start

Monter en flèche : To soar/to rise steeply

Le prix de l'immobilier à Montréal monte en flèche : The price of property in Montreal is rising steeply

Un arc et des flèches : A bow and arrows

Une flèche pour tourner à gauche : An arrow for turning right

On a des flèches de signalisation : We have arrows for road signs

J'ai suivi plusieurs flèches : I followed many arrows

J'ai suivi les flèches vers le haut : I followed the arrows up

Mon rythme cardiaque est aussi monté en flèche : My heart beat also climbed steeply

Le titre monte en flèche : The stock is soaring

Un avion qui monte en flèche : A plane that is climbing

Les prix montent en flèche : Prices are climbing

Lancer/décocher des flèches à quelqu'un : To attack or criticize someone

Faire flèche de tout bois : To use all available means

Je vous envoie des petites flèches de Cupidon : I am sending you little Cupid's darts


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