Aubergine

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.

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Street art that grabbed a hold of the gloominess of the weather .
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6 thoughts on “Aubergine

  1. Sorry the market was canceled. I love those markets! Your pics in the rain are beautiful. Glad you are doing so well. I just remembered yesterday that your great grandma molnar lived in Canada on the French speaking area. Maybe that’s why we are attracted to it. I took it in high school but never kept up. 😦 Maybe I should try and start…..

  2. J’adore aussi la musique de Zaz. En fait, son deuxième CD est ce qui me réveille tous les matins depuis quelques mois! J’aime aussi des mots intéressants: clafoutis, ornithorinque, lisière du bois, orée du bois…

  3. Hi, this is Dominic’s mom. He mentioned about a friend of his named Sarah who is studying in France. I’m a closet (well maybe not true closet) francophile, so I checked out your blog.

    Love the markets in Paris. I even enjoy the groceries. A full aisle of of fromage, and a separate one just for yaourt! Talking about cool veggie and fruit names (I love aubergine, as a word and the veggie itself)… here’s a couple more cute ones for you: courgette (zucchini) and pamplemousse (grapefruit). How cute are those names? The british actually use aubergine and courgette. Then there are some confusing ones… prune (for plum) and pruneau (for dried plum, what we normally call prune!), raisin (for grape) and raisin sec (for raisin). 🙂

    Love reading your adventures in France. Bonne continuation et prend soin de toi. 🙂

    • Aww!!! So nice to know more francophiles 🙂 and yes, the yaourt has been one my favorites trying. The Petite Suisse brand is divine!!!! I haven’t warmed up to the fromage, I just don’t like the smells, or the taste of le chevre :p Pamplemoussee is also one of my favorite food words !!!! Ohh I didn’t notice the word for dried prune, that’s interesting! Dominic told me all about your Paris adventures, and how you guys were always on the hunt for a good crepe! hehe I have only tried a crepe sucre, but I have been wanting to get it with the confiture 🙂

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