Category Archives: Bon mots

French vocabulary et les autres choses.

¿Como se dise “oscuro” en français?

Some time ago I heard a lecture that touched on language a bit. Timothy Ferriss stated that you need to be comfortable with about 1,200 words of vocabulary to have conversational fluency. (This isn’t just conjecture. There’s some evidence that … Continue reading

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Bon Mots – Part 3

Here is another collection of French words that I learned recently. That is to say, it’s a bunch of words that I learned just now after ordering the catalog for the PhotoQuai 2011 exhibition that Mom and I saw along … Continue reading

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Frenchification

I’m trying to learn more French. I studied French for five years in middle and high school, and then I took a French literature class in my first year at Grinnell. It became obvious to me that most of my … Continue reading

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Bon Mots – Part 2

Since we’re going to Montréal this weekend, here’s another installment of some French words that were recently new to me. (You might be interested in the first part, too.) As always, if I have missed something subtle in their meaning, … Continue reading

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Bon Mots – Part 1

It’s time to share some of the French words that were new to me. If you speak or read French, maybe they’ll be useful to you, too. And if I have missed something subtle in their meaning, let me know. … Continue reading

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Comment dit-on “hax0r?”

Maybe I’m just a little slow, but it never occured to me that French speakers might have Internet contractions. (Les enfants these days!) ROTFL if you must. Here’s an example from a newsgroup that I troll follow: salut je travaile … Continue reading

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