" belle à peindre "

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by enchanteresse, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. enchanteresse

    enchanteresse Member

    Melbourne
    English, Australia
    Could "beau" also be used, and could this phrase mean "photogenic"?

    In context: "Je suis belle à peindre."

    Merci !
     
  2. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France
    France, French
    Yes for beau, as narcissism is not a feminine priviledge (remember who Narcissus was...).

    No to the other one if the whole context is not about photography. It means: I'm so beautiful I'm worth being painted.
     

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