From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!
Like a gift from the universe, it has been warmer in Lyon today than it has been it what feels like a long time: my face doesn’t feel like it’s going to freeze off!
Valentine’s Day (called “La Saint-Valentin” here) isn’t a big thing in France, at least not compared to the giant pink, red, white hearts explosions in the malls back in the States.
I’ve been just seeing an unusual amount of red underwear in windows, but that’s about it.
Some French words/phrases with pronunciation (and since I’m not a linguistics major, we’re going to have to settle with layman’s pronunciation guides :))
C’est l’amour (“say la-moor”) – It’s love
mon coeur (“mon KER”) – my heart
bisous! (“Bee-zoo”)- kisses!
Je t’aime (“juh teh-m”)- I love you
Mignon! (“Min-yawn”) – Cute!
Où est mon chocolat? (“euw eh mon choc-o-lot”) – Where’s my chocolate?
Picture credit: http://mycenes.centerblog.net/rub-gifs-saint-valentin-5.html