Question of the day #5

  Both the French & the Spanish verb have the same root in the latin verb: “disjejunare” which means “to stop” or “to break the fast”. The verbs “jeûner” and “ayunar” mean “to fast”.  This will bring us to tomorrow’s question of the day regarding the names of meals in French & Spanish.

Question of the day #4

      “Parfois” is the most formal way of saying “sometimes”. You will hear many people say “des fois” (literally “some times”) even though it is poor French.

Question of the day #3

    Find out the answers tonight! 10:40 pm P.S.T: Well, we can also say “marrant” for “drôle” (funny). It was originally colloquial, but it has become mainstream with time. The reflexive verb “se marrer” has remained colloquial, is very much used, and means “to laugh” or “to have fun”. Latin Americans don’t use the […]

Question of the day #2

  In France, the word for “birthday” is “anniversaire“, but in Canada, they call it “une fête” as in “party” or “celebration”. “Fête” is also a saint’s day in the Catholic calendar, so it is always very strange to hear Canadians talk about their “fête”. So of course, to say “happy birthday”, they won’t say […]

Question of the day #1

The days of the week in French & Spanish come from the planets of our solar system: – Lune (Moon) – Mars – Mercure – Jupiter – Venus – Saturne – Dies Dominica = Day of the Lord   In English, 5 days of the week come from Germanic or Anglo-Saxon gods: – Moonday – […]