06 March 2010

Bonjour, Léo!

I was at the library recently and I overheard a lady with her little girl about Anna-Lucia's age.  They were speaking to each other in fluent French.  I learned French in highschool and loved it, and now my closest contact with the world of français is dear Suvi, whose inclusion in a French immersion class has me quite green with envy.

It inspired me to check out if there were any beginner French books to borrow for Nat and Anna-Lucia.  I found a few, and brought them home.  We read them often and it's amazing how quickly the French seeps into their little minds!
 


Yesterday, Anna-Lucia had an itchy spot on her leg, and was scratching it.

Me:  Tu as mal, Anna?
A-L: Un peu.


Me: Où?  Fais voir.
A-L, pointing at her leg:  There's my 'là'.

7 comments:

Emily Sue said...

I thought about writing a comment in French about how impressed I am but I don't actually speak French and I wasn't sure I could rely on Google Translator to get it right...

Crazy Sister said...

I taught Harpo a bit of French when he was two, then one day he said, "That's silly. I won't say it."

The end.

Hairline Fracture said...

I just wish I knew how to pronounce French properly so I wouldn't be hesitant in fancy restaurants (not that it's an issue very often, but whatever.)

veiledturnip said...

That's adorable. I would also borrow the book from the library, but wouldn't know how to pronounce the words!!
'oarchmen'

Swift Jan said...

awww so cute!

Joy said...

Here where we live it is very international and I hear languages from all over the world too. I feel like such a slouch when I hear children speaking one to three languages. Good for you. Keep it up.
My sister teaches her kids at home different languages. She's better than me.....

♥ Joy

tinsenpup said...

We have that exact same book in Spanish; 'El Gato Leo Comes to Play'. It's very cleverly written.