Dents du bonheur – Dents de la chance

Dents du bonheur
Image: Tooth Gap / Diastema
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Lucky 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 Franç 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

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