Monday, September 27, 2004
Jean-Marc and I celebrated ten years of marriage this past weekend. Don't miss today's story about how the bride almost missed her wedding.
voile(vwal) noun, feminine
1. a sail
voile (vwal) noun, masculine
1. a veil
un voile de mariée = a bride's veil
un bateau à voiles = a sailing boat
un voile noir = a blackout (fainting)
un voile de nuages = a cloud veil
mettre les voiles = to leave (to take off, to scram, to hit the road...)
un voile de larmes = a blur of tears
faire de la voile = to go sailing or yachting
prendre le voile = to take the veil, to enter into religion
sous le voile de la religion = under the cloak, mask of religion
avoir du vent dans les voiles = to have wind in one's sailes = to be drunk
marcher à voile et à vapeur = to go both ways (in romance, to like both men and women)
Citation du Jour:
La vie quotidienne aliène et voile la vraie vie, la vie quotidienne permet trop de compromis.
Daily life alienates and veils real life, daily life allows too much compromise. --Hélène Rioux
A Day in a French Life...
The story of my wedding ceremony originally appeared here and is now part of this book
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