I watched the movie "La Femme et le TGV". During the first dialogue at the beginning (a few early minutes of the movie), the lady is bicycling and a car (driven by a young man) makes dust near her. As a reaction, the lady tells him something.

I cannot recognize what the lady tells him. Something like: "vous devrez a ?what?"

I could not find a French subtitle for the movie.

Did you watch this movie? Could you tell me what she is saying in that dialogue?

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    @reyedy thank you so much for you edit! Oct 22 '20 at 10:57

She says « Vous devriez avoir honte ! » which means "You should be ashamed!"

This is a good example of an avoir + [noun] phrase. Many expressions that are be + [adjective] in English are rendered like this in French:

avoir faim = to be hungry

avoir froid = to be cold

avoir raison = to be right

And among them is avoir honte, where honte is literally "shame".

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    You have right! ;-)
    – jlliagre
    Oct 22 '20 at 5:43
  • Thank you very much for your answer! Oct 22 '20 at 10:57

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