Daily Archives: 10 November 2011

Une rose/rose(s)

Similar to our ‘rosy’, ‘rose(s)’ is ‘pink’: Used humorously to describe a socialist ‘rose’ denotes a left-winger as ‘pink’; Toulouse is called ‘la ville rose’ because of the pink stone of which it is largely built. ‘Une rose’ is a … Continue reading

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Faire areu areu

For my friend’s week-old baby: ‘faire areu areu’ is ‘to gurgle’. A rattle is ‘un hochet’ and a stuffed bear is ‘un ours en peluche’. Happy days, happy life…tout le bonheur du monde.

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