FRENCH FRIDAY #36: CHEZ

La Tasse de Café | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love
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Chez
Pronounced:  [shay]
Definition: at the house/place of

After lots and lots of traveling I am finally chez moi! Perhaps you've seen this expression before or at least the word chez?

Chez is a preposition that can cause a little confusion sometimes. If you say, "I am chez moi", that means "I am at the place of me" or in other words "I'm at home". Perhaps you've seen a restaurant called Chez + a name, such as Chez Oskar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (also known as the Funky French Bistro). 

Let's see if Amy Lynn knows this one...

Simone and Amy Lynn are at Simone's apartment having a tasse de café.

Simone: What a relief to finally be chez moi after an exhausting day of shopping!

Amy Lynn: You're so right! It's great to be chez moi!

Simone: Duh, Amy Lynn! I know you secretly want to be my roomie, but this is not chez toi, it is chez moi!

Amy Lynn: Ok, I get it. It's great to be chez toi. Simone, if I were your roomie, I'd totally shoot myself. 

What about you? Are you happy to be chez toi after lots of travel?


Merci Beaucoup,
Mademoiselle Love

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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.