Monthly Archives: September 2010

What Food is This?

French Word of the Day: doggy bag (dough-gee bahg)- doggy bag There is a French word, but no one uses it.  The French won’t tell you this, but they secretly like throwing English words into their everyday jargon.  Sure, they … Continue reading

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Foyer

French Word of the Day: foyer (foy-yay)- a dorm-living place for students and young adults with internships usually between 18-25 years of age I’ve made it to Paris and foyer number one! I move into foyer number two (and get … Continue reading

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Sleeeeeeeep

French Word of the Day:  dormir (door-meer)- to sleep It’s about 9:40 pm (or 21h41 if you want to write it French-style) on a Saturday (and by that I mean Friday… see?  tired!), and I plan on going to sleep … Continue reading

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To Drink or Not To Drink

French Word of the Day: manifestation (man-ih-fest-ah-si-on)- demonstration (usually involved with a strike) The French have decided to strike again.  It’s what they do.  Everyone was worried that it was going to last for days and we weren’t going to … Continue reading

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Bonbon? Pas bon? D’accord…

French Word of the Day: bonbon (bawn-bawn)- candy (bon is also the word for good… so it’s like saying good good) I’m not rereading the post I wrote yesterday because I’m afraid of the mistakes/ awkward wording in it.  Sleep … Continue reading

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Cadeau, Cadeau, Cadeau

French Word of the Day: cadeau (cad-oh)- a gift This word has come up a lot today.  We talked in class for 2 hours this afternoon about gifts (my brain shut down for the last half hour because we’d already … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Wine with Your Cheese?

French Word of the Day: pompette (pomp-et)- drunk/ tipsy (for a girl) I learned that word today at the wine tasting.  There was also cheese which I’m told was mostly really good.  Patrick, our wine connoisseur, gave me extra wine … Continue reading

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