Friday, March 10, 2006

Faites de beaux rêves

Sweet Dreams

Not long ago, I awoke from a dream completely astounded. I was speaking French. Fluent French gibberish. This must be how my teachers sometimes hear me mangling French: charabia, charabia, charabia!

Does this dream mean anything? Do I need to do more French homework? Will I never make it past grammaire progressive niveau débutant to grammaire progressive intermédiaire?

M'aider dream dictionary! I look up "French". Apparently, it is a better thing to dream that I am speaking French than to see or eat French fries. What a relief: I am not "overlooking the frivolous and seemingly minute things in life".

le charabia = gibberish, mumbo jumbo, gobbledygook
Faites de beaux rêves = sweet dreams, literally: make beautiful dreams

English synonyms for gibberish that I've never heard in a conversation but nonetheless do exist: eyewash, piffle, twaddle, poppycock. Love to hear what the French equivalents are!

Photo: à Buenos Aires en Argentine, en mai 2004


stephi said...

Si tu commences à rêver en français, c'est bon signe, même si c'est du charabia! ;o)

Anonymous said...

petit foufou, are you a "Wunderkind"?

le petit foufou said...

no, no! just literally little crazy, crazy!