May 26, 2019

R I P of the day

Bellemare Pierre (b. 1929-10-21 / d. 2018-05-26)

He was a French writer, novelist, radio personality, television presenter, TV producer, director, and actor.

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

Chacun a le devoir de s'engager quand il le juge nécessaire

Cécilia S.