Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday afternoon we have French class at Christiane's house. This year it's Eddy, his friend, Bob, and moi struggling to learn vocabulary, conjugation, sentence structure, etc. We usually have a homework assignment to discuss and today, Bob confessed that he had his wife (who speaks very good French) help him with his. That led to a discussion about how he bribed her to help. I asked Christiane what the French word for 'bribe' is. As always, the French have a delightful phrase instead of just one word. A bribe is a pot-de-vin...a pot or jar of wine! I love learning new words and phrases; this is one I won't forget.
Bribe me, please!!