la joie de vivre

From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!

Mistakes

«Un mauvais mot, une expression bizarre m’en a quelquefois plus appris que dix belles phrases.»
– Denis Diderot


“A bad word, a bizarre expression has sometimes taught me more than ten beautiful sentences.”

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From the simple slip-up of saying “bonjour” when it’s evening to the more embarrassing mispronunciation of “queue” (“line”…which becomes quite a different word pronounced differently!), mistakes are inevitable and natural. And while they may be quite embarrassing, sometimes it’s the best way to learn!

After all, if I’m embarrassed enough after a mistake I’ll never, ever make it again! But with or without the embarrassment, it teaches you what you don’t quite have down yet.

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Picture credit: http://persephonemagazine.com/2012/01/ask-susan-my-sister-in-law-pulled-some-stfu-parent-moves-at-brunch-how-do-i-stop-it/cute-baby-4/

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2012 by in General, Student Life abroad and tagged , .
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