L’Ami d’Enfance de Maigret by Georges Simenon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had to look up a fair number of words, which made me feel a bit like a little bit like a kid trying to read a grown-up book. Still, I was able to get through this fairly quickly, and it was an entertaining read.
Book source: Free Library of Philadelphia
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Some of the vocabulary I’ve encountered most recently has to deal with real estate, or l’immobilier (masc). As with most places, there are a few basic types of property one can buy.
- une maison – a house
- un terrain – a piece of land
- un appartement – a condo or apartment. I think un condominium is only used in Canada.
You can also buy un immeule, which is a building, often containing multiple units. (Un meuble, incidentally, is a piece of furniture.)
Most of these words are also associated with this one: rêver. I’ll let you figure out what that one means.
I thought I’d stay with the animal theme, this time having to do with the things cats do:
- miauler – to meow
- ronronner – to purr
- griffer – to scratch, which my cat Bella does to most surfaces
- baver – to drool, which Bella does sometimes in her sleep
Bella sleeping. Image credit: E. Naomi Twery.