Mon. Woopee

Welcome, mes amis! How do you like the poster I designed....the mademoiselle was most kind to pose for me and she's quite nice, no? (She's wearing a black beret, just like "moi".....tres chic!)

Now if you're patient with yourself, and remember to have a sense of humor, you will enjoy learning a new language.

You will dazzle your friends, confuse your enemies...and impress your parents! It's like knowing a secret code, mon ami, and it can be your passport to understanding the world!

Ahhh, Mon. Woopee gets carried away sometimes, but let's just say, knowing how other countries speak, and respecting their language, is one step towards understanding and respecting the world at large. Bien.  Enough.  Let us begin the beguine!


If you travel to a french-speaking country....the first words you'll hear are probably their words for "Hello" and "Welcome!" It's always good to know words like "Please," "Thank you," and "Excuuuse me!"   Knowing these words will bring you many return smiles....and a smile, of course, is the most wonderful language of all --- everyone understands a smile!

Hello Bonjour Boh(n)joor
Welcome! Bienvenue! Bee-in-ven-new
Excuse me Pardon Parr-dohn
Please S'il Vous Plait Seal voo pleh
Thank You Merci Mare-cee
How ya doin'? Ca Va? Saw-Vah?


Yakkity-Yak, Let's Talk about That....People sure do love to talk, don't they?  And when they talk in a foreign language, they seem to talk so fast!  (See for yourself.... put your mouse on this set of clappers!)  And now it's time to learn some words and phrases that you'll find very important when travelling where they "parlez le francais" (where they "speak french").

I don't speak French Je ne parle pas francais Jeh neh parl pah fraun-say

I'm sorry, I don't understand! Je regrette, mais je ne comprends pas! Jeh regrett, may jeh neh com-prawn pah!

Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais? Parl-lay voo on-gleh?

How much is it? C'est combien? Seh comb-bee-en?


WE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOME MORE WORDS AND PHRASES IN THE FUTURE. BUT LET'S LEARN THIS FIRST, O.K.? 

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