Parlez vous français?
As I attempt to teach English to these poor Frenchies, I have noticed my French AND English has improved. I am in no means fluent, however I can hold my own. Depends though. Some days I am able to speak as The Sun King himself, other days, I speak like a paysant!
I have come to the realization that I will probably never be fluent, but it doesn't keep me from trying. So, I wanted to share with you some sayings and expressions that I use practically every day!
ça va - (sah vah)
This expression has a variety of meanings, used in questions and as a response.
Example - How are you? Good
Everything ok? Everything is good
It's ok? Yes, fine.
How is it going? It's going.
si'l vous plaît - (see vooh play)
It literally translates to 'if you please.' You can't get very far without saying these magic words and if you forget, there will be someone to remind you!
It means thank you. Again, if you forget to say it, there will be someone to remind you.
oh la vache! - oh la vash
It literally means, Oh The Cow! It has several meanings ranging from 'Oh my goodness!' to 'Wow! You are really dumb!'
That is enough for today.
You can have at least an hour conversation with a French person using any of these words!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...