Thursday, May 26, 2005

Les outils de Survie...

(Tools of Survival...)

I hope I will use:

Il fait beau!
- It's nice! (weather)
Je voudrais un morceau de gâteau
- I would like another piece of that delicious pastry
Je regarde seulement. Est-ce que je peux l'essayer?
- I'm not just looking. Can I try it on?
Je le prends!
- I'll take it!

I hope I will not use:

Est-ce que j'ai raté le dernier autobus?
- Have I missed the last bus?
Il y avait un appareil-photo dedans!
- There was a camera inside!
Est-ce qu'il y a un commissariat de police près d'ici?
- Is there a police station near here?
Ce n'était pas de ma faute! Ce n'était pas de ma faute !
- It wasn't my fault! It wasn't my fault!

I promise to make up for my lax,lax blogging on my return!! With stories and visits and lots and lots of comments (they don't have to be intelligent or insightful, do they?)


Anonymous sqrl/NT said...

oohh paris?! You are totally the cool types.. lives in Boston, vacations in Paris.. not bad not bad..:)
Enjoy your trip!

7:57 PM  
Anonymous sqrlly said...

or is it Canada you are going to? or another sleepy town in France?

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Ashok said...

Gabs is off to Paris huh? Enjoy! Enjoy!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous karan said...

bon voyage!
other things that i remember frm my first french class:
-sshhh! boucoup de bruit!
-turne la page
-c'est clair ? :)

10:46 PM  
Blogger phatichar said...

Have fun, Gabby...and do let us know about the ride up Eiffel and the walks down the famous lanes, lined with those beautiful cafes with the even more beautiful ladies...*sigh*. France. :)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

I've hoped to use 'vous etes tres belle' for a long time now...sigh

1:36 AM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

And oh, doesn't je regarde seulement mean I'm just looking?

1:37 AM  
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1:37 AM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

Au paris ?? oh la la !! Bon..

Bon voyage et bien mange !!!

Au revoir...

5:17 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

Gabby, Paris? WOW! Going to the Louvre?
Have fun!


6:30 AM  
Anonymous you-know-me said...

Using your French basics as blogging tools of survival too?

8:15 AM  
Blogger shub said...

whoooooo!!! France, eh? Awesoem enjoy!!! and the only french is know is ...ahh never mind!
you haffun! :)

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

You forgot the most important one ... at least for me - "parlay anglais?"

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Ash said...

Enjoy sweetie ! Am waiting eagerly for pics and updates :)

5:41 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Hi Gabby:

You are on camera at Chennai Central's weekend post (sorry to use a canned comment for all the bloggers for informing about that post since I don't have time to write individually to each). That post itself was many hours in the making :-)

8:10 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

Wow..Have a great trip,Gabby...hope to hear loads of details of the trip,the shopping in the fashion capital,etc.:)

8:35 PM  
Blogger KJ said...


Bon voyage.

Have fun

12:51 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

Kaisa tha trip?

11:30 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

@ the post titled "Shaddi..."

tis sad... esp. for the person who is trying to do some business out there cuz of these fake misinformers...

i myself being a guy from the IT industry discourage those who are close to rely on (even when i know its hurting the industry which is 'my' bread and butter too)

@ this post

u been to France v recently :D someone close to heart lives there... connection made...tnx a lot :D

11:56 AM  
Anonymous alpha said...

ooolala! Paris! Photos please..or I won't believe you went there!

2:01 PM  
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10:34 PM  

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