Daily Verb Lesson: French for type is taperThe word in French for type is the regular ER verb taper. It also means to tap, or hit. To remember this, imagine a TAPIR types on a typewriter ... TAP ... TAP ... TAP!
taper dans l'oeil: to be striking, literally to hit one's eye.
taper des pieds: stomp one's feet e.g. in anger.
taper sur les nerfs de quelqu'un: get on someone's nerves, irritate someone.
Puis-je te taper un sou? Can I hit you up for a penny? ...bludge some change?
Il a tapé comme un sourd: He knocked loudly on the door (as if deaf).
Cartoon Memory Triggers like this will help you to type French words into your brain and help you to remember important features of words. When you struggle to remember a word ... think of the pic!
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