Keep your ears open, for you may miss the word for eggplant<<aubergine>>
Studying in France and living with a homestay I am constantly comprehending new words. I have a notebook (it has cute dogs all over it, I feel like that is important to know) and I log all this new information in. I am a langauge nerd, so yes, I got overly excited when I learned the word for eggplant, earthworm, and even pillow case. Now to only come up with a sentence that I can use all these new words at once.
Half the time I think the words are adorable; example~~~~~ apple=une pomme
potato=une pomme de terre (apple of the Earth)
This weekend my ears had a party. Is that weird to say? Well, it’s a good way to describe it so let’s go with that. Saturday night I had dinner with my homestay and Batiste’s babysiter Fiona. Batiste was a little DJ during dinner and played some French music that was new to me. I grew to love the artist Zaz, she can be described as the modern day Edith Piaf. Batiste and Catherine sang along with the words, and explained the songs to me. Zaz has a song entitled <<Je Veux>> <<I want>> she doesn’t want an expensive, chic life, but the free things in life, love and joy. 🙂
For my francophonie friends have fun reading this :
Je Veux d’l’amour, d’la joie, de la bonne humeur, ce n’est pas votre argent qui f’ra mon bonheur, moi j’veux crever la main sur le coeur papalapapapala allons ensemble, découvrir ma liberté, oubliez donc tous vos clichés, bienvenue dans ma réalité.
After dinner we went to a bar that had a free show. It was all covers of American bands!!!! I listened to “Roxane put on the red light” in the heaviest French accent hehe. She also performed Hotel California, and Sweet Home Alabama (she put on a cowboy hat for this song) I took a video of this and sent it to my friends, promclaiming that I swear I am in France.
Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of rain and thunder. Rain is my absolute favorite, from he smell, to the noise, to the way everything looks wet, making me want to curl up and drink a cup of coffee. After I relaxed with my morning coffee, I took a walk to the morning market ( I’ve been waiting all week in excitement) even thought my homestay told me it never rains in the south, so when it does, it scares people so it would probably be canceled. She was right, there were only two vendors there with horrible things. My hopes were crushed, so I took a walk trying to get lost, in hopes of finding some new treasures.