Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Discussion: [Expr] cœur/heart

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Native language
    USA English
    Posts
    27,326

    Discussion: [Expr] cœur/heart

    List thread / Liste : click



    English

    My heart is in my stomach = je suis nerveux/anxieux
    my stomach is fluttering, I am nervous/worried (unlike the French version!)

    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnès E.; 11th October 2005 at 10:25 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Adelaide
    Native language
    Australia English
    Posts
    4,488

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes E.


    English



    - to take to heart = prendre à coeur
    to consider very important
    to take to heart =
    to take (criticism) seriously and be affected by it

    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnes E.; 20th August 2005 at 5:41 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Belfast, Ireland
    Native language
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Age
    67
    Posts
    48,897

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    - to have a heart of stone
    unemotional, hard-hearted, unsympathetic

    Mise à jour OK

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Downright Pleasant, USA
    Native language
    USA - English
    Posts
    4,921

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    Originally posted by Agnes E. - one's heart is in one's mouth, to have one's heart in one's mouth = avoir le coeur qui bat la chamade, son coeur bat la chamade
    to be in a situation of suspense and be impatient, where one's heart beats very fast
    Variation - to have one's heart in one's throat

    Originally posted by Agnes E. - one's heart fell = avoir un coup au coeur
    having been shocked by sth
    Variation - one's heart sunk

    Additions:

    - to have a heart of glass
    To be very sensitive or vulnerable to emotional distress

    - to lose heart
    To lose courage, faith in a situation

    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnes E.; 21st August 2005 at 8:44 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Belfast, Ireland
    Native language
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Age
    67
    Posts
    48,897

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    my heart sunk sank

    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnes E.; 22nd August 2005 at 8:25 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Downright Pleasant, USA
    Native language
    USA - English
    Posts
    4,921

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    Originally posted by panjandrum my heart sunk sank
    YIKES !!!! Note to self: sink, sank, sunk...sink, sank, sunk...sink, sank, sunk...

    Here are another two for the list..

    - to have one's heart melt...
    To have a feeling of empathy, sympathy or pity towards a person or event. Also used to describe a "romantic" kind of feeling.


    - heart (gut) wrenching ... (adj)
    Used to describe an experience that is extremely emotionally difficult.

    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnes E.; 22nd August 2005 at 8:25 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Belfast, Ireland
    Native language
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Age
    67
    Posts
    48,897

    Re: [Expr] : coeur/heart

    Have a heart!
    - stop being callous and inhuman; be more sympathetic

    Take heart!
    - be brave

    in good heart
    - in good condition, thriving, healthy, strong


    Mise à jour OK
    Last edited by Agnes E.; 25th August 2005 at 11:28 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •