jeudi, février 24, 2005

Expression Ecrite

Etes-vous pour ou contre:
Il faut interdire l'usage des portables quand on conduit.

Je suis d'accord. Quand on utilise les portables en conduisant on est très distrait. En consequence, on ne peut pas conduire bien. C'est vraiment dangereux pour les deux - vous et les autres qui conduisent dans la même rue.

Je crois que beaucoup d'accidents à Bangalore sont souvent a couse de ce problème. A mon avis, c'est necessaire d'interdire l'usage des portables strictment. C'est mieux s'il y a l'amende pour ceux qui font ça.

Je suis vraiment triste que ma mère utilise le portable en conduisant. J'espère qu'elle l'arrête bientôt. Je l'ai donné un conseil d'utiliser le <<mains-libres>>. Selon moi, c'est un bonne solution - on peut parler au téléphone en conduisant bien!

mardi, février 15, 2005

Cinq à Sept

Interesting thing i read about in "A year in the merde". This expression "Cinq à Sept", which means 5 to 7, is used very often supposedly.

It is used in this case - A guy has a job in the city and he commutes from the suburbs or from pretty far away anyway. After work, he goes to his mistress' house from 5 to 7 for his "after hours work" and then gets back home in time for dinner.

Now who wouldn't want to have such a 5à7 job?????

samedi, février 05, 2005

oops!

There are lots of things to learn about the French.
Careful, if you're trying to show the indian gesture for superb or excellent. Here's what the French will think!

Also, check this out. The phrase for "Illegitimate child" in French is "un enfant naturel", which basically means a natural child. Absolutely nothing bad or negative or illegitimate about that, you see? :) Cool, huh? :)

Defenestration!

Ever looked at the word ?
Defenestration = An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.

Window in French = la fenêtre.
Interestingly, in German, window = das Fenster!

mercredi, février 02, 2005

Père-Lachaise

We studied this rather strange albeit interesting thing a few days ago in french class. The cemetaries in France, in Paris particularly, are unlike others, they have well manicured lawns and walkways etc and people take walks through them and sit down on the benches, it is considered a very cultured thing to do.

For statistics, Paris alone has 23 of 'em - Père-Lachaise being the biggest. The other big ones are Bagneux-Parisien,Clichy-Batignolles and St Quen. Père-Lachaise is the most well known one with a lot of well known people buried over here. These include people like Victor Hugo, Balzark, Osacar Wilde, and also Jim Morrison.

This cemetary sometimes records in excess of 20,000 visitors a day!!!! Is there any other city/country in the world where a cemetary has so many visitors??