A cozy town somewhere in Provence... Talk about today's photo in the comments box. What do you see? What do you like? What is oh-so-French about this scene? Can you tell me a story, no matter how imaginary, about the homeowners? Look closely and unwrap the various "morsels". Close-ups are found at the end of this post.
Today's French word:
bicoque (bee-kohk) noun, feminine
: little house, shack
[from the Italian bicocca "little fort"]
Example (sound file follows, below):
Vue de la rue, la bicoque du disciple passionné et performant de l'abbé Pierre semble plantée de guingois au milieu d'un terrain vague..
Seen from the street, the little shack belonging to the passionate and hard-working disciple of *Abbot Pierre*, seemed planted *askew* in the middle of a waste ground.
Audio File: Quelle chance! Today we have Uncle Jean-Claude (who is here, helping with the wine bottling (see today's story...) reading the example sentence. Enjoy! PS: He would like to point out that the word I've chosen (bicoque) is used only in French slang!: Download Bicoque Download Bicoque
Not a lot of time to write about Vauclusian life at the moment. By the time you get today's letter, we will have bottled 9000 units of Domaine Rouge-Bleu here at our little wine farm in the blustery valley of the Rhone!
Like that, today's missive will be fast and fun... and what could be more amusing than the French "bicoque"? More amusing than a *word* might be a photo related to the word-in-question!
Please join us in another round of "Three Things" or "Trois Choses". Study today's busy photo, then list three things that you see (or simply make up a story about the inhabitants of this quirky casa). Some close-ups of the image follow.
Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
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