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hands and “needles” – les mains et les aiguilles

English speakers call the pointers of a clock or watch “hands”: the second hand, the minute hand and the hour hand. Note that there is no final “s” to “second, minute, hour”. French speakers call the hands of a watch needles → les aiguilles d’une montre ou d’une horloge. L’aiguille des secondes, des minutes et des heures. The French do not talk about “short hand” … Continue reading hands and “needles” – les mains et les aiguilles »