Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Clarification is in Order.

My friend Dori left a comment on my last post (entitled "Je suis finis!!!").

She said, "hmm, perhaps you would rather be "J'ai Fini" otherwise you won't be around to write another paper:)"

At supper, I asked the resident bilingual, "What does 'J'ai Fini' mean?"

"It means you are finished what you are doing," she said.

"And what does 'Je suis finis' mean?"

With a pause and a funny look, "It means you're...dead."


dori said...

ha ha- smart kid:)i'm having a good chuckle!! it's a common translation mistake that immersion folk make all the time!!
(i made it onto a blog- i feel special!!)

Jessica said...

I'm glad you are just done and not dead.