FRENCH FRIDAY #55: BON ANNIVERSAIRE

LA TASSE DE CAFE | FASHIONABLE FRENCH VOCABULARY

Bon anniversaire! 

or 

Joyeux anniversaire!

French Pronounciation:

[bon ahn ee ver sair] / [jwa yeuz ahn ee ver sair]

Definition

 : 

Happy Birthday

On Friday, I was busy getting ready for Miss Jenée Sais Quoi's 3-in-1 Halloween Birthday Baby Shower, which is definitely going to be the most original baby shower in the history of baby showers! Nothing's going to be pink or blue at this shower! And it's all happening today! So, I was thinking about how to tie this fun party into today's 

Tasse de café

, but then I realized that pretty much nothing is French about this day. In France, baby showers don't really exist. If they do, they might be called something like 

une

fête

 pour le bébé

 (party for the baby), which sounds kind of lame, or they just use the English term, since it's pretty much an American invention. Another thing that doesn't really exist in France is Halloween. While it is starting to catch on around the world, including in France, it's another one of those brilliant ;) American inventions. Birthdays, however, do of course exist in France! So, let's all say...

Bon anniversaire

, Miss Jenée Sais Quoi! I hope your birthday is as good as 

this French barbie girl

's was!

Guess what! It just so happens to be Amy Lynn's birthday too...

Amy Lynn:

OMG, Simone, don't you think you're forgetting something?

Simone:

Like, no. What are you, like, talking about?

Amy Lynn:

OMG it's my birthday! I can't believe you forgot!!!!!!!

(starts crying)

Simone:

OMG, take a chill pill. Bon anniversaire, Amy Lynn. Like, here's your 

cadeau.

Amy Lynn:

cadeau

?!?!? 

Pour moi

?

Simone:

Like, duh!

I wonder who's going to be getting more 

cadeaux

 today- Jenée Sais Quoi or her adorable bump? :)

See you on Friday for the next 

tasse de café

!

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.

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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 Fashionable French lessons.