26 November 2010

Kah foo? Care four?? karfuh ? Carrefour?? .... whatever!!!!

Carrefour (French pronunciation: [kaʁfuʁ]) is french international hypermarket. I am sure you have been there. Voila... you can find french products etc. If they come with original packaging, the translation can be found at the back.

Some people in Malaysia pronounce it
Care Four( english style ) , ask someone nearby how to pronounce it correctly if you can't read the phonetic sign above. Kaarrghhh Fooo.... hahahhahaha... whatever...

Well at least, you know, its french. If you are in France, there are everywhere. But you know what does it mean?? Carrefour in french is a junction where one street or road crosses another.

23 November 2010

A Prophet - A must watch French Movie!!

A must watch movie.... " Un Prophète - A PROPHET"

As always I try to find as many french movies as I can. I am sure you can find many foreign movies in the market. Original copy??? hmmm... you know the answer...

If you wonder what movie to watch, consider this brilliant french movie ..
" Un Prophète - A PROPHETE " an excellent plot, a brilliant story...no wonder it was nominated for the best foreign language film at the 82 academy awards.

A film about a 19 years old french of North African descent, sentenced to 6 years in prison for attacking police officers. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival at the racially divided prison, he falls under the sway of a Corsican mafia. Between the Corsican mafia and the religious group in the prison, he himself has his own plan...

I must say this is a brilliant movie. Those in KL can find a good copy with a very good subtitle in english, so don't worry if you don't understand french, arabic or italian in the movie.

Again, if you ask me which french movie to watch now, go and watch this one!!! You'll love it!!!

19 November 2010

Malaysian Hip Hop in French, English & Malay by Altimet, Joe Flizzow and Sonaone - Who do it better

SonaOne - La nouvelle star, malaysian hip hop artist raps in french!!

Alors c'est parti... yo yo yo...I am not really a big fan of Hip Hop but I guess I can listen to it, why not?

"Who do it better" by Joe Flizzow, Altimet & Sona One. This is a new song that has been playing in the local radio now. I was driving when I first heard this song. It is in Malay, English and French.

The French Part has done by the new young Local Malaysian HIP HOP artist by name SONA ONE
( picture) . He sounds like a french bad boy a.k.a " La racaille... " ( c'est pas toi la racaille mec!! hehehe... j'adore ce que tu fais.. c'est trop cool.. bravo!!!)

I personally think this is a good in our music industry. French will still be a foreign language in Malaysia. At least, we can hear it on the local radio. Its okay if we don't understand it!! If
you do.. pourquoi pas????

14 November 2010

Chocolat ( show - co - la )

"...Excusez moi.. je voudrais un café au chocolat s'il vous plait... 

I was at the Mount Kiara the whole day today catching up with friends.  We were having coffee and a good chat.

A friend ordered a chocolate cake. So we started talking in french and among others ... the topic was on "chocolat" ( show - co - la ).

You know that in french we do not pronounce the " T " at the end.  "show-co-la " in many ways... gateâu au chocolat, café au chocolat, pain au chocolat etc. We were laughing out loud when a small boy heard our conversation and shouted "show-co-la" out of nowhere. I thought, the sound show -co-la  was interesting enough to attract others.  "Chocolat"   without "T" at the end is a  word  for chocolate... So at least if you hear someone says " show-co-la", you know what it means in french...

J'adore un chocolat noir..... 

13 November 2010

A la mode..


We are all aware that french is so well known with their mode. In fact, many french terms can be found in the world of fashionistas nowadays. Fashion faux pas, a la mode, haute couture and not forgetting of course their designer labels. We can't separate french with fashion. In my class, students are not only be exposed with language but they should also be aware of the french culture & lifestyle.

From Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and many more, the names will go with you everywhere you go. The question is, can we say their names correctly?

Say it right. So try your best to say it right. Not everyone can read french. It is not easy but at least you try....