Dents du bonheur – Dents de la chance

Dents du bonheur
Image: Tooth Gap / Diastema
Used with permission of SmilePrep.com
Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

Lucky French Expressions

Meaning gap between front teeth, diastema
Literally lucky teeth
Register normal
Pronunciation French pronunciation
IPA
[da(n) du buh neur]
[dã dy bɔ nœʁ]
French pronunciation
IPA
[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.es it’s fashionable and alluring.

Synonyms and related lucky expressions

  • avoir de la chance
  • avoir du pot
  • Bonne chance !
  • être chanceux
  • être veinard (informal)
  • Quelle chance !
  • un coup de bol (informal)
  • un coup de chance

 Related lessons

 Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

Dents de la chance

Stay up to date with Lawless French

Any Questions?

 Ask away in the comments section below or start a conversation on any of the Lawless French social media pages.
 

More Lawless French

 Subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter.
      

Support Lawless French

  This free website is created with love and a great deal of work.

If you love it, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation.

Your support is entirely optional but tremendously appreciated.