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Thread: Common French Phrases

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    andynap is online now
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    Andy

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    amyb is online now
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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Great start..I find that these simple phrases simply don't come to mind in a timely fashion. But I will keep trying....
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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Ou est le salle de bain? is one we always have with us.

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Oh la la is used a lot especially in the south of france.... Ou sont les toilettes? nice to know that one...

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Great reference, Andy...thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    la salle de bain is for taking a bath...

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    la salle de bain is for taking a bath...
    moi, je préfère prendre une douche à la villa.
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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    moi, je préfère prendre une douche à la villa.
    Oui, il y a très peu de baignoires à St Barth.. pas assez d'eau...

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Many years ago I was hanging out on St Pierre ( http://www.st-pierre-et-miquelon.com/en/ ) at the same time as a University of Toronto French Immersion class was on the tiny island. There were a few students looking for the salle de bain, who were gently educated that they were really looking for la toilette.

    Me, I can still taste the worldclass Cocquilles St Jacques that I had on St Pierre. One night I even went for (early) First Dinner, and then again for (late) Second Dinner. The scallops only got better the second time around. Seafood in a fishing port - gotta be good! Hmm, I do something similar with Mahi on St Barth, LOL.

    The students from UoT were much more socially acceptable than the passengers, who I found years later, coming off of the Cats from SXM and calling out "Ou est la bibliothèque".

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    Oui, il y a très peu de baignoires à St Barth.. pas assez d'eau...
    surtout pas aux restaurants
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    Re: Common French Phrases

    à propos, dit-on toujours "les vécés" (les WC) ? ou est-il une expression démodée ?
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    pascaleschmidt is online now
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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    surtout pas aux restaurants
    Ou les chiotes puent parfois....

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    à propos, dit-on toujours "les vécés" (les WC) ? ou est-il une expression démodée ?
    Tu dis VC ou toilettes ou chiotes...(chiotes is a bit vulgar....)

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    Re: Common French Phrases

    Thank you for the correction- now we will say- Ou est la toilette? instead of salle de bain.

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