A garden wall somewhere in our village.
décontracté,e (day-kohn-trak-tay) adjective
1. relaxed 2. casual, laid-back
Une mer calme n'a jamais fait un bon marin.
A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.
A Day in a French Life...
(The story that originally appeared here, and included the French vocabulary below, is now a part of this book.)
la chaise (f) = chair; la nappe (f) = tablecloth; la belle-famille (f) = in-laws; la belle-mère (f) = mother-in-law; le beau frère (m) = brother-in-law; la marmite (f) = cooking pot; le matelot (m) = sailor; le jardin (m) = yard; SWAAR (pronunciation for 'soir = g'night); le grenier (m) = attic; moi-même = myself; sock juice = coffee (the French refer to American--weak--coffee as 'jus de chaussette'); le rouleau (m) = roll; l'au revoir (m) = goodbye
Ongoing support from readers like you helps me continue this French word journal, now in its 18th year! If you enjoy these posts and would like to help keep this site going, please know your donation makes a difference! A contribution by check (click here) or via PayPal (below) is greatly appreciated. Merci!
♥ Or click here to send the amount of your choice
You can also support this journal by purchasing our book-in-progress, click here.