| 4:47 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Je me Rendssssssssssssssss!
| 4:55 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
right on. thanks :)
now, just so that I don't appear WAY too Canadian when I'm there, does anyone have a pronounciation lesson for me?
maybe I should get one of those vocal translators, but I get the feeling they wouldn't know how to say 'goal' with the right amount of joy mixed in. sigh, high school French has failed me once again.
| 5:06 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think of the hockey announcers
le tire, ET LE BUT
may work just as well. Geez Fiver if you're one of my fellow Canadians you should know some french already.
| 5:15 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
well honestly I don't know that the French Canadian French I (almost) learned would go over so well in France. Especially cultural little things like football lingo, and joyous expressions
| 5:21 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The temptation to teach you some dirty words is quite huge, but I guess MacGuru would read it, so better not :(
| 5:32 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Worked for me when I was there. Of course there are differences but no more than when us north americans are chattin with brits in english.
|but I guess MacGuru would read it |
and so would I ;)
| 6:11 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
What bcolflesh said translate to this: "I surrender", so you might want to stay away from that one.
Goal translate to But like jatar_k mentionned, as for the pronounciation, it's kind of tricky to explain it in writing, but it's basically like this:
bu (the trick is the "u", it's prononced like in the letter "u" is equivalent to "you" but removing the "y")
[added]the word is writtent "but" but the "t" is a silent t so don't actually pronounce it[/added]
whoaa, hope it makes sense.
| 6:52 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
That's right and the 'u' is pronounced like in Ukraine.
as for the T it depends in which part of France you're in.
In the south it is pronounced and accentuated with an e like heu ...
Some other places it's just a t and in other not pronounced - ha the beauty of french
| 7:21 pm on Jul 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
had the feeling it might take a couple of replies to be sure I wasn't being put on ;) thanks everyone
I wouldn't mind knowing the same phrase in a number of other european languages too, but it seems an odd thing to learn before 'hello'
| 6:37 am on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Well, I guess in every European country, 'goal' and 'hello' will be understood.
|the trick is the "u", it's prononced like in the letter "u" is equivalent to "you" but removing the "y" |
Hmm, not really, that would make it sound like 'boot', which is wrong. But I can't find any sound in english that approximates the right pronounciation. If it helps, it's like the German ü.