Friday, April 14, 2006
Before I attempt to string words together into complete sentences that lead to meaningful conversation with French speakers I've been practicing using the words and phrases I've learned in the right context. Sometimes, even during conversations in English.
A selection of my frequently used words and phrases thus far:
bonjour tout le monde hi everybody
bien sûr of course
pas de probléme no problem
comment tu dis... ? how do you say... ?
Je te parle bientôt talk to you soon
quel dommage what a shame
Je ne comprends pas I don't understand
Je vois I see (as in understand)
sans blague duh! (as in it's so obvious why didn't I see/understand it before)
and how apt is it that zone tampon means no-man's-land?!
listen, learn, repeat and parlez!
Photo: At the border of no-man's-land en le Sultanat d'Oman
en juin 2005