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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


to chatter

Il faisait si froid que ses dents claquaient.
It was so cold that he teeth were chattering.

The verb claquer can refer to a variety of sounds:

  • claquer des mains = to clap
  • faire claquer les doigts = to snap one’s fingers
  • claquer = to make a loud sound
  • claquer une porte = to slam a door

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