French Expression: Etre connu comme le Loup Blanc

French Expression:

“Etre connu comme le loup blanc” means “être très connu” or in English, “to be very famous”.

Origin: Wolves were traditionally feared animals on various levels so humans stayed aware of them at all times. If a pack of wolves was to come close to a village, everyone would immediatly know about it. Wolves being mostly dark, grey or black, a white wolf would have been even more “famous” than a darker one.

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Tu es connu(e) comme le loup blanc dans cette ville!

 

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One response to “French Expression: Etre connu comme le Loup Blanc

  1. J’ai vu un loup blanc au zoo de Woodland Park en mai.

    Peut-être qu’il est connu comme le loup blanc dans le zoo. :)

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