Friday, August 25, 2006
What does it take to make your day... Français?
I'm not in France or a French-speaking country so I cannot easily absorb French through ma vie au quotidien. The French that's available to me is limited. There's one channel on la télé that leaves me saying "huh?" after the first five minutes. Weekly rentals at my local library of les disques vidéos has me currently at letter "F". That translates to 4 movies.
And les livres? Well I'm on page three of understanding Coke en Stock. I actually don't know what the title means. Looking it up online at WordRef and piecing it together gets me "cocaine in stock". I am definitely misunderstanding this aventure de Tintin.
Clearly, I have to make a quotidian if not herculean effort in addition to my homework to make the quantum leap in French. The following sites help - of course the trick is to visit them tous les jours!
Mot du jour Word of the Day
or if you prefer: un mot par jour A Word per Day
La Leçon du jour Today's Lesson
La Citation du jour Daily Quote
Une lettre d'information journalière française Daily French Newsletter
Un blog par jour A Blog per Day
Photographies quotidiennes Daily photos of places in France for la inspiration Arradon, Bastia, Cherbourg-Octeville, Paris, Rouen
du jour (actuel) current; aliment (fresh)
ma vie au quotidien my daily life
la télé television
le disque vidéo digital video disk (dvd)
le livre book
aventure de Tintin adventure of Tintin (comics)
tous les jours every day, daily; everyday, each day
La photo: Warehouse à Chicago en 1990