French Lessons: Tenir la chandelle
There are certain phrases that are just better in a foreign language. Tenir la chandelle is one of them. Think about it, what does “being the third wheel” actually mean? Tricycles exist. But the French version of the same phrase – tenir la chandelle – makes me chuckle because if you’re the odd wo/man out when hanging out with a couple, then you are “the one who holds the candle.” How romantic!
French Lessons is an ongoing series where I teach you French words and cultural lessons while beefing up my Illustrator skills.