Sunday, 16 March 2014

Did you know that next week is La semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie?


Every year a whole week is dedicated to the French language in France and in all the countries where French is spoken, for instance in some parts of Africa, in Quebec, in L'Ile de la Réunion in the Indian Ocean and in plenty more. Ten unusual words are chosen to celebrate the French language, here are the words chosen for this year:

charivari: hullabaloo
hurluberlu: cranky
enlivrer: to be drunk from reading
ouf: phew! or mad when the word fou is in verlan, the wrong way round.
timbré: mad
tohu-bohu: confusion
faribole: piece of nonsense
zigzag: same in English
ambiancer: to create a good atmosphere
à tire-larigot: non-stop

In Martine's French class, students wrote some texts using one word out of the 10, here is a short text:

Boire du champagne à tire-larigot
Selon mes envies, je passe mes journées à boire énormément de bonnes flûtes de champagne qui ont l’effet de me rendre saoûle et ainsi, la construction de mes phrases n’est plus compréhensible. Comme je ne peux pas sortir, je dois dire des mensonges à mes amis qui ne seraient pas très admiratifs s’ils savaient ce que je faisais.


Alliance Française de Bristol will be celebrating La semaine de la francophonie with a quiz on Saturday, 22nd March,without drinking à tire-larigot! For more info...

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