At 12/5/04 11:05 AM, _Rob_ wrote:
At 12/5/04 03:39 AM, psykolord wrote
J'habite a California. Au revoir, monsieur.Je vois.... So you are three hours behind my time. (EST)
Ah. (Je vois = I see?)
At 12/5/04 11:57 AM, V_Jade_V wrote:
Cool, french! :)
Bounjour. Comment allez-vous?
(I believe the exact word-for-word translation for this would be "How go you?" Of course, you pretty much never want to do a direct word-for-word translation from French to English (or vice-versa), so this is probably wrong. I'll assume that it holds the same meaning as 'comment ca va?', but for a group of people.)
..A tout à l'heure.
(Translation: All within the hour. This refers to an informal goodbye between two people, with the promise that they will see each other again within an hour.)
A tout a l'heure.
(Also, I'm going to put the six basic question words in French here right now. I'm not sure if we've already done this once, but here goes!)
Qui [Translated: Who]
Quel(le) [Translated: What. Another word for what, quoi, is used at the end of a preposition, or to indicate a lack of understanding. It's what you would say to a someone who just gave a speech in French that you couldn't understand at all.]
Quand [Translated: When]
Pourquoi [Translated: Why. The literal translation would be 'for what', which would be the equivalent of 'why'.]
Ou [Translated: Where. Since my keyboard sucks, I can't put the accent above the U on ou, where it's supposed to be. The U on ou should have a ` above it. That mark is (I believe) an accent grave.]
Comment [translated: how. Is often used to ask what someone is like, as in the phrase "Comment est la fille?" which translates into "How is the girl?]