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  • Possible French translations: chercher, farfouiller.

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  • Traductions françaises possibles : chercher, farfouiller.

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  • Rummaging through the past: the verb farfouiller in action at an old postcard stand in Antibes.

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  • Farfouiller is derived from the word "fouiller" (to search, dig); the prefix "far" gives the idea of motion: farfouiller (to rummage about).

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  • TeLL me More French -- Used everyday in more than 10,000 academic institutions. farfouiller (far-fooy-ay) verb to feel, fumble about, grope around; to rummage, dig about, search

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  • Farfouiller is derived from the word "fouiller" (to search, dig); the prefix "far" gives the idea of motion : farfouiller (to rummage about).

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  • Terms & Expressions: la farfouilleuse (le farfouilleur) = one who rummages, searches, (dare we say "snoops"?): a curious person or nosey parker farfouiller une maison = to ransack a home farfouiller dans ses souvenirs = to search through one's memories farfouiller dans un tiroir = to search/rummage through a drawer farfouiller dans les poubelles = to rummage through the garbage can farfouiller dans ses poches = to rummage through one's pockets farfouiller dans les affaires de quelqu'un = to search through someone else's things

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  • a curious person or nosey parker farfouiller une maison = to ransack a home farfouiller dans ses souvenirs = to search through one's memories farfouiller dans un tiroir = to search/rummage through a drawer farfouiller dans les poubelles = to rummage through the garbage can farfouiller dans ses poches = to rummage through one's pockets farfouiller dans les affaires de quelqu'un = to search through someone else's things

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  • farfouiller far-fooy-ay verb to feel, fumble about, grope around; to rummage, dig about, search

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