As you may already know I am French. The name of my blog kind of gives it away. So technically, Baba is half French too. Therefore I am aiming to speak Frenchie to him at all times. Obviously, it can sometimes be a bit awkward when I am with people who don’t understand what I am saying. But then again, I do what I want with my baby. After all, I did all the hard work when he was born, if you see what I mean ?.
Maintenant, a lot of you said that you liked the Frenchie bits in our posts so what about learning some key baby vocabulary in French?
I will separate the terms in two categories. The words that Baba loves and the others that he is not so keen on… Oh no, hold on, there must also be another part that is like neutral. But I am sure you already know them all:
- Ça va? – How are you?
- Un biberon – A milk bottle
- Qu’est-ce qui se passe? – What’s going on? I would say it any time he starts crying or being fussy.
Now, let’s get on with the proper stuff!
Frenchie vocabulary that Baba aime
- Mon amour – My love, my darling. It’s basically a sweet word to call him. As le petit monstre loves compliments, it’s indeed one of his favourite words.
- Tu es beau comme un cœur – You are cute / lovely. Again, another praise. He likes thinking of himself as a beautiful boy. I mean, look for yourself. He is always happy to strike a pose…
- Une moutarde – a mustard. Every time I ask him if he did one (you understand what a moutarde is, right? Otherwise, ask me in the comments part ☺), it makes him laugh. He loves the idea that Maman has to clean it off…I told you he was un petit monstre!
- Un prout – A fart. Another word that always makes him laugh. My dear baby is far from being a gentleman. Burps and farts are a game to him. He particularly loves farting when I am changing him. We had this conversation many times. If he wants to meet the girl of his dreams one day, he must stop this bad habit. However, it seems like he doesn’t mind being a real cochon. He got this from his dad for sure, as Frenchie Mummy is a proper lady.
- Dodo – sleepy time. I use a lot this word, especially in the evenings. Often, le bébé pretends he didn’t hear it and turns around, carrying on with whatever he is in the middle of doing. Then we have the cries and a real battle to put him down. The poor soul is yet to understand that I am kind of stubborn and I always end up winning the fight anyway. Even if it means that I have to rock him in my arms, while making up silly songs for 20 minutes…
- Arrête! – Stop! Another concept that Baba has not totally grasped yet. He will happily carry on doing what he wants. It’s often something he is not supposed to do, like endlessly rolling over while I am trying to change his nappy. But Frenchie Mummy is still hoping that he will get it one day…
- Lâche! – drop it / let go. I know, I am not talking to a dog. But when he grabs something, he won’t let it go easily. Being very stubborn (both Grumpy Boyfriend and I are, so it had to happen ?), Baba never releases his grip. He particularly enjoys grabbing my hair and pulling it as much as possible. Not to mention my boobs that got grabbed and pinched so many time. Mon fils est une brute!
So here we go. Our first French lesson is over. I hope you enjoyed it. I did!
It’s like being back at school. Feel free to comment and ask me for specific words you would like to know in French. We don’t have to keep it baby approved ?. I would be more than happy to teach you very naughty Frenchie words…
A bientôt lecteurs!
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