Meaning ‘flea’, puce has many varied meanings. It means ‘computer chip’ ( une carte à puce is ‘a chip and pin card’) and also means ‘bullet point’. Ma puce affectionately means ‘darling’ or ‘sweetheart’. Mettre la puce à l’oreille de quelqu’un means ‘to plant an idea in somebody’s head’, and is often a warning, e.g. ‘to arouse someone’s suspicion’ or ‘plant the seeds of doubt’.
LEARNING IN PARIS
Paris Langues offers you the opportunity to learn French in the heart of the French capital at their language school in the 14th arrondissement. The classes are taught in small groups of between eight and 10 people to ensure good progress. The language classes are combined with cultural workshops and linguistic tutorials, and because students live and study on-site, there is plenty of time for practice. Courses are available for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and there are also specialist courses aimed at specific groups, such as au pairs and business people. www.parislangues.com