After talking in French, when it's time to talk in English again I feel somewhat disappointed. My friend Nic feels the same way about Spanish (she is doing evening classes). We both agree that a new language is like a new life, a new perspective, a new everything. It can transform a mundane or routine task or subject into an adventure. Even sitting in traffic today heading into POS, I didn't notice the heat and frustration because I was busy parler-ing.
Sitting in traffic (l'embouteillage) on the way home from POS.
Here are some of the new words I learned yesterday and today:
- the French term for 'Soul mate'. It literally means soul sister
(soeur). Interestingly, the term is even applied to a male person.la vie de bonvivant
- the good life; the life of someone who lives wellbordel
- the word means 'brothel' but is used to say that something is a mess. I learned this word while eating doubles
- messy; or c'est le bordel