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Language Lesson : Week 4

June 10, 2009

82. Learn 2 new French words and 1 French idiom a week (4/143) (more info)

83. Learn 2 new ASL signs a week (4/143) (more info)

French Vocab:

têtu – adj. stubborn, pigheaded : Tu es têtu comme une mule – You’re as stubborn as a mule.

voilà – there is/are, there you/we go : Voilà ce que je veux faire – This is what I want to do.

French Idiom

à contre-courant – against the grain (lit.: against the current)

ASL vocab

understand – The index finger is flicked up at the forehead. (video)

sorry – The A-handshape circles the heart. (video)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chère permalink
    June 10, 2009 1:54 pm

    I love that you chose voilà…one of my biggest pet peeves is people who use the Englishified version of this (You know, “Voila! I am finished!”) but think that it’s spelled “viola”. I mean, if you say it out loud, it’s obviously a “wah” sound…not an “eye” sound. And besides, viola is an instrument…it’s actually an English word.
    /Grammar rant :)

    • taraSG permalink
      June 10, 2009 2:22 pm

      Hahaha I never really noticed that before, but it will bother me from now on :)

  2. June 10, 2009 1:59 pm

    Hm… Voilà is used when you give something to someone, it’s like saying ‘here it is’, ‘there we go’,… At least, that’s what those teacher told us..

    – Lora

    • taraSG permalink
      June 10, 2009 2:20 pm

      It may also mean “here it is”… but “c’est ici” means “it is here”… I’m not sure. Sorry.

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