le truc
le ouistiti

une aiguille

     Max as
         My son, Max, who was recently in a school play...

une aiguille (ay-gwee) noun, feminine
  1. needle

Hear today's word: Download aiguille.wav  (Special thanks to Jean-Marc!)

Also:
une aiguille de glace = an icicle
une aiguille de pin = a pine needle

...................
Expressions:

de fil en aiguille = "from thread to needle," one thing leading to another
une petite/grande aiguille = hour/minute hand (of clock)
discuter sur des pointes d'aiguilles = to split hairs
passer par le trou d'une aiguille = to accomplish something difficult
faire passer quelqu'un par le trou d'une aiguille = to intimidate someone
chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin = to look for a needle in a haystack

....................
Proverb
L'on ne peut cacher aiguille en sac.
You can't hide a needle in a sack.


The story which accompanied this edition is now a part of this collection

Has a friend forwarded you this post? Receive your own FREE subscription to French Word-A-Day. Click here

Ongoing support from readers like you helps me to continue doing what I love most: sharing vocabulary and cultural insights via these personal stories from France. Your contribution makes a difference. A donation by check or via PayPal is vivement appréciéeMerci infiniment! Kristi

"Bonjour, Kristin, I have enjoyed your blog now for a great number of years, watching your children grow up, your moves from house to house, enjoying your stories and photos and your development as a writer. It's way past time for me to say MERCI with a donation to your blog...which I've done today. Bien amicalement!"--Gabrielle



****