December 16, 2018

R I P of the day

Frazer Dan (b. 1921-11-20 / d. 2011-12-16)

He was an American actor, born in New York City, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil, the former partner turned supervisor of Theo Kojak, Telly Savalas's character, in the 1970s TV police drama Kojak. Frazer's screen career started in 1950. His TV appearances include The Phil Silvers Show, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Untouchables, Route 66, The F.B.I., Barney Miller and Law & Order. His first film role was in 1963's Lilies of the Field, playing Father Murphy. In his later years, Frazer appeared as a detective on the daytime soap As the World Turns. He died of cardiac arrest.

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

Un DSI, c'est quelqu'un qui va parler business aux informaticiens, et qui va parler informatique aux gens de l'entreprise.

J-P Corniou March 28, 2008 on France Culture.