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Folks, when you want to say something like "ta-dah" in French, it's "voila." It means "look at that."

It is NOT "wa la," "walla", "vwahlah," "wahla," or any other variant. "Voila." Write it down.

Likewise, it is not "toot sweet." It's "tout de suite."

French phrases... get 'em right, or shut the fuck up.

i feel: irritated irritated

5 trips or shoot the rapids
points From: points Date: January 2nd, 2003 03:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
Mais, je ne parle-pas Francias bien, mademoiselle! Pitie l'imbecile pauvre?
cellio From: cellio Date: January 2nd, 2003 06:37 am (UTC) (base camp)
Eh, say la vee. :-)

From: reasdream Date: January 2nd, 2003 09:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
mais, les francais ne parle pas la bon francais. Alors "Pas Grave," "C'est pas," etc.

et je pense que les francais dit pas "Tout de Suite," ils disent chose comme "tout d'suite" ... je pense...

je t'aime, mon amie!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: January 2nd, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
(I wish I could respond in French, but I don't know the right verbs. So...)

It would be pronounced so, but not written. There is no vowel at the start of "suite" to cause you to drop the "e" in "de". Leastwise, that's how I remember it.

**big hugs for the world traveller**
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: January 14th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You missed my favorite variant: "viola." It took me a long time to figure that one out, having once had a viola-playing housemate.
5 trips or shoot the rapids