February 23, 2019

R I P of the day

Surtees Bruce (b. 1937-07-23 / d. 2012-02-23)

Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees was an American cinematographer, the son of Robert L. Surtees. He is best known for his extensive work on Clint Eastwood's films, mostly westerns of the 1970s and early 1980s. His filming style has been compared to that of the Dollars trilogy of Sergio Leone. In 1971 he was director of photography on Dirty Harry. He died of complications of diabetes.

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

Il ya déjà eu un mort en Guadeloupe. Si cela continue, c'est bientot des entreprises qui vont mourir !

Un représentant du Medef pendant la grève générale en Guadeloupe.