FRENCH FRIDAY #35: AU REVOIR

Bye for Now
La Tasse de Café | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love
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Au revoir
Pronounced:  [oh  ruh-vwahr]
Definition: good-bye! (Until I see you again)

Thank you so much to Madame M from La Prairie des Femmes for her very educational tasse de Cajun café last Friday when I was out of town!!

Last week, I said goodbye to the polar vortex in New York and went to Thailand where my man and I had our lune de miel (honeymoon).

You've probably already learned how to say goodbye in French, but there is one thing you might not have learned: the difference between au revoir and adieuAu revoir means "until we see each other again", while adieu means "until god", or in other words, goodbye for good. You say adieu to someone if you do not ever plan on seeing them again.

I hope that I have not said adieu to Thailand because I really hope to see it again! I wonder how Amy Lynn and Evangeline parted ways last week...

Amy Lynn : Evangeline, it was such a pleasure meeting you! Thank you so much for the gumbo, étouffée and Cajun French lessons! I'm glad we cleared up that catin business!

Evangeline: Haha! I would never call you a prostitute! But you may have a new way to tease Simone! I heard she's a real floozy!

Amy Lynn: OMG, you're so right! I'm totally calling her that! Bye, cherie!

Evangeline: Au re'oir, catin!

It looks like Amy Lynn and Evangeline  plan to see each other again! And isn't Evangeline's accent so cute?

*** in cajun au revoir is pronounced au re-oir*** 



Merci Beaucoup,
Mademoiselle Love
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Jenée here: 

Welcome back Mademoiselle Love - WHO'S GLAD TO HAVE HER BACK??? ...Moi for sure.

Since starting La Tasse de Café I am more aware than ever of all the French sprinkled into articles which is especially prevalent in those regarding fashion. A quick google search for "adieu fashion" generates more than a page of mostly fashion related topics which employ this French word. Thankfully, if you are a loyal follower of La Tasse de Café, your Fashion French vocabulary is building and you can read these articles with a fuller understanding. 

For example:

Yves Saint Laurent says adieu to couture

Fashion Recap: Adieu to Marc

An art party and a spectacular adieu to Paris Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs Bids Adieu to Louis Vuitton

Adieu Fashion's Night Out 


You're Welcome

and Au Revoir until next week


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The Origin of "La Tasse de Café", French for "the cup of coffee"
is a morning radio show out of Ville Platte, Louisiana on KVPI-FM
My dad listens to it regularly to keep up with his Cajun French as he now doesn't have much opportunity to speak it in Louisiana where the language is disappearing. 
Since I'm from Cajun land in Louisiana - with a serious interest in fashion - and Mademoiselle Love, a Louisiana girl too, - is in love with everything French and everything coffee - it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves with a weekly Fashion French lesson.

Tune in to KVPI every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:45AM (NY time) for your Cajun French lesson and come back to the blog every Friday for more French lessons from Mademoiselle Love. We will discuss useful French  words or expressions for the fashionable girl. To make it even more enjoyable, we will do it over a very fashionable cup of coffee.