Nan in Mass Posted February 4, 2008 Share Posted February 4, 2008 My sister has been sick and so I've had my nephew more than usual lately. His French is improving and mine is stretching GRIN. He now says "encore" when he wants more or for me to do something again, and will say "chantes" when he wants me to sing for him, and he understood we were going swimming at the Y when I explained, even with no English at all! I had no idea that so few hours a week would actually work even this much! So now I'm wondering about a few other words. What do you say when you walk a toddler up and down the stairs? In English, we say, "Up, up, up, up, up,..." making the voice go up with each step, and "Down, down, down,..." Is it, "En haut, en haut, ..., en bas, en bas"? And what about "all gone" as in the scary dinosaur isn't there any more? I assume you say, "Finis" for "All gone" as in you've eaten all your cheerios and I'm not going to give you any more. And "I put the scary dinosaur in the upper bunk bed. Yes, he bites, but he can't bit you any more." And "Mummy went to buckle your car seat into the car. She'll be right back and take you home." And two other important baby words in our family that save tons of frustration - "stuck" and "broken". Coince? Casse? Thank you! -Nan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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