Friday, March 10, 2006
Faites de beaux rêves
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