May 24, 2005
Language of Love
This summer I'll be spending some time with my two nieces, who only speak French. In preparation for this, I dug up some "Learn French" CDs I bought a few years back, but never really listened to.
I'm not really trying to learn French, and I doubt I'll ever try to speak it -- I do enough damage to English -- but I'd like to be able to pick up a little of what my nieces are saying, especially before they're old enough to start using it to make fun of me. I figure if I learn a few words early enough, they'll be wary.
What's funny about these CDs is that they're called "Learn French in your Car", but they come with a booklet to be used along with the CDs, so you can see what the instructor is saying. I'm sure this booklet has been found at the scene of many car accidents. I don't use the booklet.
Once I popped in the CDs, I quickly became entranced by the beauty of what came out of my speakers.
I had a hard time pronouncing this one at first. Now I just think about biting into a big ball of tin foil, and the sound comes out by itself.
Apparently, I have some nice luggage, as this lady thinks it's marvelous.
I also picked up this neat phrase:
"Avez-vous une salle moins cher?"
Took me a while to figure it out, but from what I can tell:
Avez-vous = Do you have
salle = room
moins = less
So I guess it means
"Do you have a room with less Cher?"
That's something you might want to know how to say in several languages.Posted by Kevin at May 24, 2005 12:05 PM