Learn the French Word Une Dalle

The French word une dalle, pronounced "dahl", is a noun that means slab, or flagstone.

Example

J'aime les trottoirs en dalle.
I like sidewalks made of flagstone.

Familiar expressions:

  • Que dalle ! - Damn all
  • ne... que dalle - not a damn thing

Gesture: Que dalle !

Informal expressions:

  • avoir la dalle en pente - to be a bit of a boozer
  • avoir / crever la dalle - to be starving
  • se rincer la dalle - to wet one's whistle

     

    Related:

    • le dallage - paving, pavement
    • daller - to pave
    • un dalleur - flag layer