pointe le bout de son nez

LixinA0Kwiziq community member

pointe le bout de son nez

Bonjour Cécile

I thinker "pointe" here is the verb "pointer",  usually we user the finger to point, I can not imagine the sun points its nose tip since usually we think the sun has only the face.

Lixin

Asked 3 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lixin,

I am not sure if I have understood your query but here goes -

The expression 'pointer son nez' means to make an appearance ( to poke one's head out).

It is used 'figuratively' and can be applied to people and here to the sun although we know it doesn't have a nose, incidentally it doesn't eyes or a face either.

Just as an aside, I would use - 

montrer du doigt 

for 'to point' to something or someone.

Hope this helps!

LixinA0Kwiziq community member

Merci Cécile. The idiom is always difficult to learn in each language. 

Quand Cécile pointera le bout de son nez, les étudiants ont trouvé la réponse.

pointe le bout de son nez

Bonjour Cécile

I thinker "pointe" here is the verb "pointer",  usually we user the finger to point, I can not imagine the sun points its nose tip since usually we think the sun has only the face.

Lixin

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