Bonjour, Mort Belfry. Bienvenue au central de MBTI. Sensation librement pour poser toutes questions que vous pouvez avoir au sujet de MBTI ou de psychologie générale.
Veuillez employer l'anglais si vous le savez, parce que je ne fais pas confiance à ce programme de traduction.
Can you understand these words? Then please speak like this instead. I have no idea what I just said in French.
Originally Posted by athenian200
Can you tell me how well or badly it translated, then? I really hope it didn't come out too strangely.
Mort means dead in French, by the way. If you read his profile, he says he's deceased and he lives in hell.
What I always do is, once I've changed English into another language with a translation software (I use Babelfish.) then I copy what it says in the foreign language and re-translate in back into English, just to make sure it didn't come out funky.
Oh. Make no mistake. Those are French words, but they make no sense strung together that way. They're just words.
You're telling me??
Originally Posted by INTJMom
Wait a second! You're French! How come YOU don't know what it says?
Let me explain.
There's a standard textbook that's been used for generations, to teach French kids to speak English - I was on the receiving end of it once upon a time. It teaches by means of unfolding a gradual story about a family of English people and their exciting (sic) activities. In France, when English people speak cod French, bad French, or just don't bother trying to speak French at all, French people often "revert" to reciting phrases from this textbook. Among which are:
Where is Brian?
Brian is in the kitchen.
Where is Jenny, the sister of the Brian? (sic again!)
She is in the baththththroom. (obviously the 'th' takes a lotta practice and so is exaggerated)
So... can you see where I was going now?
I was kinda hoping Wandering would come in and answer "Brian is in the kitchen", to the amusement of both of us and the confusion of others.
Ils se d�merdent, les mecs: trop bon, trop con..................................MY BLOG!
"When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must
I will help you if I can" - Leonard Cohen
Bonjour et la bon de la bon de la bon de la belle France.
Je suis madame Belfry d’Anjou. Que-est ce la chien avec la porte ? C’est impossible! Dormez-vous s’il vous plait, a la Hercule Poirot et Rene Artois et Inspector Closeau. Heth-heth-heth-eth-eth. Scorchio!
Hello and it good of the good of the good of beautiful France. I am Mrs Belfry of Anjou. That-is the this dog with the door? It is impossible! You sleep please, has the Hercules Poirot and Rene Artois and Inspector Closeau. Heth-heth-heth-eth-eth. Scorchio! I will give you a hell of a poin
And I think poin - in the Acadian tradition which is 400 year old French - is akin to a punch in the nose, but not positive.