Faire la tête

Idiomatic French Expression

Faire la tête
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Meaning to sulk, to be / look sulky
Literally to do/make the head
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Pronunciation French sound files [fehr lah teht]
IPA   [fɛʁ la tɛt]

Usage notes: Sometimes when you don’t get your own way, you need a good sulk. In French, you can get it with the expression faire la tête.

Par exemple…

Arrête de faire la tête !   Stop sulking!
Pourquoi est-ce qu’elle fait la tête ?   Why is she sulking?
Hélène fait la tête chaque fois que je lui demande de faire la vaisselle.   Hélène sulks every time I ask her to do the dishes.


  • bouder
  • faire la / sa mauvaise tête
  • se retirer sous sa tente
  • faire le boudin
  • faire la lippe (old-fashioned)
    Au Québec
  • faire la babine
  • faire la baboune
  • faire la gueule
  • faire / tirer sa tronche

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