Mon petit doigt me l’a dit

imageMon petit doigt me l’a dit (mohn pun-tee dwah muh lah dee) is a great French expression that literally means “My little finger told me.” We’d say, “A little bird told me”; either way it’s all about gossip. If you’d like to know the technical names for the fingers, here goes:

  • la pouce – the thumb
  • l’index – the index
  • le majeur – the middle finger
  • l’annulaire – the ring finger
  • l’auriculaire – the pinkie

image200+ French Idioms, Phrases, and Expressions

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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