Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ouvrez la porte


One of the first sentences I learned ( and still remember) in French I in high school. 

Île Saint-Louis

15 comments:

martinealison said...

Ouvrez la porte aux oiseaux...
Gros bisous

Joe said...

Ha ... but what would lay beyond V.

Malyss said...

That's a useful sentence!Here we used to learn in english:" my taylor is rich, Brian is in the kitchen"!!

TheChieftess said...

ou est la biblioteque??? (my favorite phrase from HS French!!!)

Alain said...

- Ouvrez, ouvrez la porte, Nanette, la jolie !
J'ai un beau bouquet à vous présenter;
Ouvrez votre porte et laissez-moi entrer !
— Ma mère est dans sa chambre, mon père est en colère.
Et moi qui suis fille de si haut prix,
J'ouvre pas ma porte au milieu de la nuit !
(Chanson populaire)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Early phrases learnt, are never forgotten.
Costas

M said...

I would gladly open the door and take a peek inside!

Vivian said...

I love photos of doors and fancy door handles...they are so inviting. This is a lovely door with an exquisite handle.

Jeanie said...

I learned that then, too! And to ouvrez la fenetre!

JoeinVegas said...

Makes me wonder what is behind that door.

altadenahiker said...

Mine was Fermez la bouche, but then I was in middle school.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Beautiful photo!
Ours, in jr. high was : "Bonjour Jean." "Bonjour, Marie." "Comment vas-tu?" Très bien, merci." I'll bet you've learned a whole lot more since the early days! Me, I do work at it...

Virginia said...

"La (le?) plume est sur la table" is still my very best phrase but I hardly ever get to use it. I had Learn French in Your Car tapes for a while. I quit when the phrase was "He will live a long time." Now when would any of us use that???

And Hiker, in HS I was too shy to have heard that much but now I imagine a lot of Parisians are thinking it!

v

Starman said...

I barely remember high school!

Alexa said...

I think if I got inside I would find that "la plume de ma tante est sur le bureau de mon oncle." Did you learn that little song in French class, V? (Actually, my mother used to sing it to me, and she studied French in the 1930s—so before our time!)