sanglot (sahn-glo) noun, masculine
verb: sangloter (sahn-glo-tay)
: to sob
Listen to my daughter read today's word and the following quote: Download Sanglot . Download Sanglot
"Dieu entend mieux un sanglot qu'un appel." --Saint Augustine
Do you know of any terms, expressions, or examples for today's word? Would you like to help translate the above quote? Thank you for sharing your "sanglot" savoir-faire, here, in the comments box.
Books!: "The Day We Danced in Underpants" illustrated by Catherine Stock. An invitation to picnic with the King of France sends a young boy, his papa, two big dogs, and three wild aunts dancing their way across the French countryside.
Buying a Piece of Paris: A Memoir by Ellie Nielsen
"Mama said there'd be days like this... "
(or Maman a dit qu'il y aurait des jours comme ça....)
Ever wake up "plein de bonnes intentions*?" Your heart is full and you might just save the world... with your patience, your lessons learned, and that little bit of resilience that you have painstakingly re-affirmed? ...only to crawl into bed, at the end of the day, depleted, defeated, nerve-endings astray?
Such was last night.
As for the bundle of sensitivity, located somewhere beneath stilled sanglots* and a rapid heartbeat... I do not know whether it was those capricious Christmas consumers at Carrefour,* who were ahead of the rush by three weeks or more, or whether it was the evening meal, when I looked across the table to my children...growing, growing, growing still!
These days I feel like Chicken Little, running hither and thither with my shopping cart, trying to catch the sentimental sky, before childhood or Christmas pass me by.
plein de bonnes intentions = full of good intentions; sanglot (m) = sob; Carrefour = the name of a mega supermarket chain in France
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Michelin Guesthouses in France
The development of guesthouses in France has been an important upward trend in recent years, as tourists want a good alternative to hotels. Most are in quiet locations - manor houses, chateaux or chalets and offer 3-5 bedrooms. They offer personally chosen decor and a friendly atmosphere to make a customer feel at home. Michelin's brand new Guesthouses in France is the ultimate guide to the country's most beautiful guesthouses.
In Music: En la Fete de Noel / O Holy Night
Cavallini Carte Postale * Vintage Paris * set of 12 cards Keepsake tin: Regular & Joyeux Noel
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