Wednesday, March 29, 2006

J o i e - d e - l a - f r a n ç a i s

Do you know that in French,
the word for library is "bibliotheque" (letter count = 12)
the word for wine is "vin" (letter count = 3)
the word for nude is "nu" (letter count = 2)

In computer science terminology, this is called Huffmann Coding. The words used most often will get the shortest-length code !

A propos, j'apprendre francais.

We had some 7 classes of instruction and sadly that's got finished. Now I am on my own to pick up some more decent communication skills before leaving to France in May. I wish I'm rather going to Spain or Italy, where people are known to be very effusive. Better chances of me picking up a girlfriend there :) But not so easy in the suave and the jingoistically-culturally-refined France. But this is the land of Guy de Maupassant (my favorite writer). And that of Pascal and Fourier. There's some sense behind that pride of those French people, after all.

With its sharp and precise sounds, English is the language of logic. With all its zest, Spanish is the language of emotions. And what about French ? It is the language of sweet love making. Every sound in this language is impossibly coquettish. (not surprisingly, the word coquette - il est un mot francais)

I am watching (in a loop) this movie - Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain (Amelie, for short). This film is so addictive - I have already begun to see the world in bright colours - bathed in yellows and greens, like how they show it in the film.

I have pretty much no hopes of finding a girl like Amelie in my life. Somebody who likes me not for my bank balance or for my market-standing. But who likes me, like Nino, for my maverickness ! Ahhh, life is a bitch and hope is its pimp :))


Sunny said...

no spaces !!

must be a mistake ??

Vardhman said...

and the translation/spoken for "I love you" (je t'aime) is more simple than "sorry" (de rien) :)

Kiran said...

hahaha :) you are rite vardhman.

sunny, sorry my mistake. Will add spaces in the title now :))

Kiran said...

oh vardhaman ! J'ai trouvé un erreur.

sorry is "désolé". But still, it is more syllables than "Je t'aime" :))

"de rien" is for "no mention". remember u told me in the morning today ?

Jt said...

Bon chance a Paris Nino!

To stick to your Huffmann coding and current events:

Travail is longer than Grève (!!! haha!)

Vardhman said...

Kiran, Désolé. Mais tu ecrives mon prenom wrong.

Je m'appelle Vardhman ne pas vardhaman :)

Kiran (dhol) said...

great quote buddy...
"life is a bitch,hope is its pimp"..;-)

Kiran said...

hahaha :) C'est si vrai !! A propos, vous est mon premier critique Francais. Thanks for dropping by.

For my normal english audience, "travail" is "work" and "Grève" is "burden".. Easier to say "Grève" u see. French rocks !!

@vardhman : Je suis desole, mon ami. But why don't you add one more "a" to your name. Simple nah ?? :-)

@Dhol : Thanks buddy !! It's true. Ain't it ? :))

mnssk said...

man... library and nude -- cool - french kicks ass that means.

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