August 03, 2020

R I P of the day

Collins Peter (b. 1931-11-06 / d. 1958-08-03)

At the German Grand Prix, pushing hard, Collins lost control of his car and spun off the track, disappearing over a bank. During the ensuing accident Collins was thrown clear of the Ferrari, but sustained critical injuries to his head. Despite being airlifted to hospital, Collins died later that afternoon.

Mistakes Frenchies often make

Pronuncing

Pronounciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word

 

Bad French

Good French

Phonetics

 

 

 

 

 

To build

 

To bu-ild

 

Engine

 

En-jaill-ne

 

Comb

 

combe

 

Tomb

 

tomb

 

Womb

 

womb

wu:m

1 hour

 

1 ha !-ou-eur

 1 aou-eur (h non aspiré)

aU@r

y

 

Aille-greek

 

marriage

 

mariage

"m{r.IdZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

Word

False French equiv.

Correct equiv

 

 

 

 

 

To deceive (deception)

Décevoir

Tromper

 

Disappointment

Désappointer (correct, but old fashioned)

déception

 

To be excited

Etre excité

Etre content (en perspective)

 

I am afraid…

J’ai peur que

Je suis désolé…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A casual aphorism to think of

Arx tarpeia Capitoli proxima.

Citation latine. La Roche Tarpéienne est près du Capitole