Friday, May 8, 2009

jour no. 9 - french lesson

My vocabulary in French is pretty limited, so, when I'm trying to say something and don't know the word, I tend to just say the word in English, but with a full-on Pepé Le Peu accent. Half the time, this actually works. For instance, at the market, I wanted one of these gorgeous melons, but I didn't want to just point and lamely smile. I wanted to ask for one: "Monsieur, je voudrais un melon," pronounced "may-LONN," with a suitable rolling of the L. It worked, and thank goodness. This may-LONN was parfait.

1 comment:

  1. God I love those melons...I think those are actual cantaloupes, (not the musk melons that pass for them here in the US)