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51. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Tway, can you send the "naughty" words in a PM??? I know zero French and want to make sure I say them correctly. And, how do I order a martini?

52. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Good question Isa!! Better yet, how do order an apple martini??

53. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

With apologies for bad spelling (I can adapt into English, but not so much vice-versa):

"Je voudrais un martini aux pommes, s'il vous plait." (I'd like an apple martini, please.)

As for the "bad" words, they're pretty untranslatable. It's a no-no to say "Estie de taranacle!" to your grandmother, but it's essentially saying "Oh, you host of a tabernacle!" There's a lot of cultural context behind it. But, trust me, don't say it to your waiter unless you like spit soup!

54. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Mr I here...

Tway, you have forgotten the most important word, one which has gotten me through many situations... Merde. A useful word for any situation.

Mrs. I here...

He hasn't seen your list yet!

55. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

The list...is priceless;)

56. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

The list...is priceless;)

We expect you to be swearing perfectly in French by September!!!

57. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Got it too Isa, thanks a lot!

58. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

We'll be French long shoremen in no time!

59. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

en effet (Indeed in French)

60. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Quoting Cupcake

The list...is priceless;)

We expect you to be swearing perfectly in French by September!!!

Well, the dog ate a chair this morning...so I've been practicing for a good half hour....