Sunday, October 26, 2008

Funny Frenchisms

I should send an email to my French professors at Columbia, and maybe too to my Swahili professor, thanking them for helping me get by day to day here in Aketi.

But of course, there are always funny things that you say by accident.

Here are some funny examples -- my incorrect translation followed by the actual word I was trying to say:

“Ooo, please wash these clothes, they are salty! [dirty]”

“Is this water noisy? [boiled]”

“Let’s have soup today, because I want to eat him! [I want him to eat]”

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