You idiot. I caught myself trying to do that shit right along with you, as if you were watching. Damn it Micke…I just love it! I swear, you were meant for this stuff. You are so creative and you never cease to amaze me.
Vous ai-je dit dernièrement, juste combien je vous aime et vous m’hypnotisez ? hein ?
Ok, curious minds want to know. Since you are the real thing, and you seem to be hip on all the language stuff, I would like to ask you what’s with all the noises you guys integrate into the French language?
Well, there’s that oui noise, but it sounds like it’s an inhailed high pitched “oui.” And the “pop” or the “pff” to get the point across.
I think this is my favourite EVER episode of FWaBTV – practical yet insightful. But I’m concerned. Couldn’t that eyebrow business lead to a prematurely lined forehead? I’m sticking to the lip work for now…
I think the next episode should cover the ‘Gallic Shrug’, a most important gesture to be learned before one tackles any kind of French administration. It is especially effective when combined with ‘bof’ and a raising of the eyebrows.
Funny, VERY funny French lesson. The lip movement and EXTRA muscles was something I detected RIGHT away, years ago, when I visited France for the first time, RIGHT AWAY! And I even told of my peculiar “discovery” to French people there who did NOT believe me but immediately thought I was trying to insult them ! … Your video lesson TOTALLY validates my observations. Merci ! A.C.
Ou etiez vous quand j’etais en train d’apprendre la belle langue francaise? heih?
Ca m’a pris ou moins 3 ans dans une famille francaise au milieu de l’Auvergne a apprendre ce que vous nous avez appris dans 5 minutes!
…puis quand je serai a Paris au mois de mai, est ce qu’on peut diner ensemble?
So true! If I can expand upon your observation – while studying the language in France, I realized that I could fake my way through complex cocktail conversation with the lip, eyebrows and sound strategies accompanied with a few words usually in this order; et bon beh,(interject some part of the discussion) donc eh (interject), et puis eh (interject) , vous voyez, non? Et voila!, and end with circular logic.Tell me, did I not just make just the best argument for the discussion at hand? I most certainly did!
Hello Frog, its me again, Sally, the American with the French husband. I don’t speak French but thank you for the lesson. I tried speaking this new french with my french in-laws last night (remember, I told they are visiting). I practiced the eyebrows and lips a lot before dinner so I could be good. I don’t think they appreciated it though. After dinner, my husband said “WTF is wrong with you?” My mother thinks you’re mentally ill.
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Hey! by the way you know what, tht aint french! I am trying to learn french not say er and wiggle my eyebrows you pathetic twit! yh i sound 10% french but i can say er and wiggle my eyebrows, and you dont need lip muscle for french my 11 year old neice can speak fluent french even though she is english like me and she dont have strong lip muscles and wiggles her eyebrows when she speaks to be honest, i feel sorry for u and how u cant teach and your patheticness why, it must be a french thing, well 1% of french thing. well look here i found the 1%. -_-
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