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help with a French idiom?

 
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rontet



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: help with a French idiom? Reply with quote

I came across the phrase "les ombres chinoises" in my reading. I know that literally it means Chinese Shadows, but can anyone tell me it really means?
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Julien



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means you are "creating" an animal or something with the shadows of your fingers
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