Monday, April 14, 2008
Je suis de retour, never having really abandoned my French learning but skipping out on a month of blog posting.
What can I say? "Hi, again" for starters. En français it's a matter of "greetings reloaded" using the "re" at the beginning to get rid of the the "again" at the end: resalut, rebonjour, et rebonsoir.
And apropos "Encore" - this is really Janet Jackson singing in French!
French lyrics below in my comments box.
Je suis de retour I am back again
rebonjour good morning again
resalut hi again
rebonsoir good evening again
Be aware that the use of "re" and greetings is controversial- haven't found any rules about it online but for an interesting discussion check out this thread at the word reference forum on the usage of "rebonsoir"
La photo: A female Impala saying hello on the grounds of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Mi-octobre 2007.