“If It Is Young, It is Pretty” and Other Important French Phrases

When you need to talk about feminism:

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When you need to talk about growing older:

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When you’re in trouble:

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When you’re drunk:

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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.

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2 thoughts on ““If It Is Young, It is Pretty” and Other Important French Phrases

  1. “If it is young, it is pretty” kind of tells it all, right? Although, I can think of 11,000 ways for a woman to be pretty than a dress. There’s nothing prettier than a woman in her element, on the field, in the studio, as a mom.

    But I digress!

    When are they going to teach you the bad words in French? I need this for the World Cup.

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