Every country has expressions that are confusing to foreigners. For example, if you told a French person “that’s in the ballpark,” they would wonder why you were talking about a sports stadium.
So what does it mean when a French person says “Il est fada“? Not every French person could tell you, because that expression comes from Provence. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite Provençal expressions.
Read all about them at Frenchly.
Loved this. All the times I’ve visited Provence including staying with locals, I have never heard these. Quite colorfu
They are definitely a lot of fun. The one about sea urchins in the pockets has spread throughout France–I’ve heard it in Paris and elsewhere.