August 27, 2014

The Cat in the Hat Dictionary in French

BONJOUR MES AMIES! Aujourd'hui, je vais parler seulement en francaise. ONLY JOKING. I will NOT only speak in French today because that would be a hilarious joke that I can't really pull off.

Check it out though! I'm STILL pretending to be French! And I've been meaning to do a post on this awesome 'The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary in French' for nearly a year! My mom in law gave this to us. Isn't it the COOLEST?? It really is the funnest book ever.

 Why? Because of awesome bon mots like the above phrase: 'DOES YOUR CAT SPEAK FRENCH? IF NOT, WHY NOT?'

It's very tres importante to savoir if your cat knows French. I think savoir means 'to know'. Oh this mangling of my miniscule French is really fun. You should try it.

What I love most about this book is the fab phrases it teaches you. You need to know how to say that there is a butterfly on your butter. OBVI.  Ooooh I broke a rule, I vowed I would never say 'obvi' on the blog. I also vowed I would never say:

'smitten' (puke)

'totes' (unless being funny and ironical)

'amazeballs' (NO)

or the best and most misused blogging word of all time,

'AWESOMESAUCE' (no no no no no no no no)

Friends, lets just speak French instead, ok?


I LOVE the bad baby, he's around on many pages. He always looks cranky. BAD BABY!!! Un mechant bebe.

This is my art shot. Please admire the shadow lines intersecting with the color lines on the book. That's totes amazeballs. How do you say that in French?

Anyhoo, the entire book is filled with little bears, bad babies, and tiny little aliens who all find themselves in very random situations and predicaments, which is then very helpfully described A LA FRANCAIS.


This boy is totes adorbs. (i don't know what's happening to me.)

 Very important to know how to engage in French discourse about toast.

Do yourself and learn how to speak important and useful French about bad babies, toast and little bears who like to go camping. You'll never regret having this book in your life. This book is a JOY and I love it, love it, love it!

DOES YOUR CAT SPEAK FRENCH? If not, WHY NOT?????

19 comments:

  1. These are are terribly useful things to know how to say in French. But does it teach you how to pronounce it? That is my problem with trying to read something in French. Which letters are actually pronounced? Which are silent? How does that "e" sound this time?

    That baby is riding on a lion's back. The lion in the book I blogged about last night gives rides at the zoo. Maybe they're related.

    Instead of smitten, let's say "in deep smit," like in So I Married an Axe Murderer.

    (But I like awesomesauce...)

    This post is hilarious.

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    1. you say whatever you like and be happy! who would ever listen to me?? I'm the person stuck in 1985 who says 'totally' and 'stoked', which is totes ridiculous, ha ha ha!

      sadly no, the book doesn't tell you how to pronounce.....which is fine by me, it allows for CREATIVE INTERPRETATION, ha ha ha !

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  2. Love it. Or, should I say. Je l'adore. Tres bien, mon amie!

    Allison
    bakingalovestory.com

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  3. How fun! I know a guy who is proud of his French. I should get this for him so that he can say something actually useful.

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    1. oh heavens! he'll be very horrified to see what i've wrought here.......;)

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    2. oh you mean the book. ha ha ha! i'm a little slow. yes, that would be fun!!!

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  4. I want it. I want to learn some French and this seems simple enough for mama too.

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    1. you will learn how to say that a butterfly is on your butter and really what more do you need???

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  5. No matter what language it's in this book is always totes the best.

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    1. TOTES!!!!!!!!! Now it's stuck in my brain and I guess I just have to adopt it. But not "adorbs" -- I gotta draw the line somewhere....:)

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  6. Neat-O! I just found a delicious book at a thrift store for . 75 cents...Anatole and the Piano...about a little mouse. Maybe you are familiar with it? It is a series...the reason I mentioned it, is that it has a lot of French in it!!! About a little French mouse...so darling. :)

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    1. We have several Anatole books!!! They are so adorable!! Gotta love the 75 cent finds.....

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  7. What a fun book! I love the baby too LOL

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    1. you would be able to understand this book backwards and forwards :)

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  8. Amaze balls is the one that I cannot, for the life of me, uderstand! Is it a reference to balls?? Why would it be good to compare something to balls? I just do not get it!!

    And look, in French, butterfly doesn't have to work butter in it...I knew about papillon (thank you fancy Nancy) so I would have guessed butter would have been something like papette or papil in French (using my clearly stellar linguistic reasoning...yikes!)

    Oh, and sorry for talking about balls on your blog! That certainly was not my tea party manners!! I would apologize in French, but I don't know how... I could do German..but I can't spell it. :)

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    1. Please ignore my extremely high number of typos up there…phone commenting isn't conducive to proofreading and it has a mind of it's own when it come to checking spelling.

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    2. you are free to discuss balls anytime you like, my dearest Whitney! We have no barriers. Poop is especially welcome :)

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