quand on parle du loup

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue, literally "when you speak of the wolf, you'll see his tail".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑ̃.t‿ɔ̃ paʁ.l(ə) dy lu/

Phrase[edit]

quand on parle du loup

  1. (idiomatic) when you speak of someone they will appear; speak of the devil