TODAY'S WORD: le requin
I hope never to have the occasion to write a shark story....so am taking the opportunity, today, to feature the word--thanks to our opening photo and the little rainbow shark :-)
EXAMPLE SENTENCE & Sound File:
Si tu gouvernes le requin en toi, tu seras un ange ; car tous les anges, c'est rien de plus que des requins bien gouvernés.
--Herman Melville, author
"If you gobern de shark in you, why den you be angel; for all angel is not’ing more dan de shark well goberned" (original text from the classic Moby Dick)
A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE
by Kristi Espinasse
Before we begin today's photo périple through La Ciotat, I would like to encourage you now, more than ever, to increase your knowledge of the French language! You will then enjoy chance encounters with the local characters. There is nothing more rewarding, nothing more memorable, than these soulful cultural exchanges.
le périple = journey
la truite = trout
le minou = cat
le poisson = fish
le requin = shark
les rue pavées = cobbled streets
la grue = crane
le salon nautique = boat show
à flot = afloat
la gare = train station
Le Bec D'Aigle = the eagle's beak
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