Écrivez votre nom dans le coin droit supérieur.
ay-kree-vay vuh-truh naw dahl kwaa drah sew-pay-reeYUHR. Click below to hear this!
Write your name in the top right-hand corner.
Classic classroom talk! Is there a teacher anywhere who has never said this?
But I got all the way through junior high school, high school, college, and graduate school without having any idea how to say this. I just couldn’t figure out which words to string together, or how. En haut de? That’s on top of. On top of what? The corner? It just made no sense.
I am here to save you from that fate! You start with the corner (le coin), then you specify which direction: droit for right, gauche for left. Finally, you specify top (supérieur) or bottom (inférieur).
See? Just mix and match, according to the pattern, and you can designate any of the four corners with ease.
And by the way, inférieur and supérieur here do not refer to the quality of the paper, the squareness of the corners, nor the legibility of the handwriting. They are nothing more than the French way of saying lower and upper.