Dents du bonheur – Dents de la chance

Dents du bonheur
Dents du bonheur de Vanessa Paradis
Photo: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0]
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French Expressions

Meaning gap between front teeth, diastema
Literally lucky teeth
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Pronunciation French pronunciation
[da(n) du buh neur]
[dã dy bɔ nœʁ]
French pronunciation
[da(n) deu lah sha(n)s]
[dã də la ʃãs]

Usage notes: If you have a gap between your front teeth, you’re in luck – at least according to the French. They call the teeth on either side of a gap dents du bonheur or dents de la chance.

While many cultures consider the gap unattractive and something to be fixed, chez les Français it’s fashionable and alluring.

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