“If It Is Young, It is Pretty” and Other Important French Phrases
When you need to talk about feminism:
When you need to talk about growing older:
When you’re in trouble:
When you’re drunk:
Using DuoLingo, the free on-line language learning tool, has been a hoot. Le hoot. La hoote. I’ve committed 20 minutes a day minimum to the program, the first 20 minutes of Farrah’s nap. I started June 3rd and three weeks later I am 46% fluent in French. Those numbers are misleading – it is only my four years’ high school French that has gotten me this far this fast, vocabulary and sentence structure resurfacing with a teenager’s vigor. That’s why despite not having 20 minutes’ nap time to spare, I decided to pick up French again; I have a solid foundation and an aptitude for learning. Even if we move and another 20 years goes by without needing it, learning French (alongside my children) is a win-win.
Now I must go put on a dress and place a small pig upon my knees.