Having taught English for many years, I developed a great fondness and respect for the language. I happen to believe, rightly or wrongly, that not all languages are equal and some languages seem very empty and colorless. (Don't ask which ones.) Sadly, I think English is growing that way more and more every day.
Anyway, I found these fantastic French expressions which would confuse any student but are so dead-on accurate. If this is anything to go by, the French language has a lot of charm.
- Je te vois venir avec tes gros sabots
Now we are finally getting to the point (literally: "I see you coming with your big clogs")
- Être comme une poule qui a trouvé un couteau
To be at a complete loss (literally: "To be like a chicken who has found a knife")
- Avoir trois métros de retard
To always be one step behind (literally: "to be three subway trains late")