Thursday, December 19, 2013

Faire du Winter Activities

When I was in high school, my French teacher, a native French speaker, fell ill and we were sent a substitute with the most overbearing American accent, and apparently no ear for inflection. As she explained the use of the word "faire" which means to make or do, she used winter activities as an example... "faire du skiing" is "to go skiing," but of course it came out of her mouth as "Fayer dew skeeeee-ing." I can't think of skiing, skating, or sledding without hearing her in my mind...oh, the funny things we remember...

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