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Common Foreign Phrase What are the meanings of commonly used foreign phrases within a text?
Activator • With your partner (not yet), look at the list of common foreign phrases on the board. • Then look at the sheet of answers that was given to you. • Match the phrase with what you think is the correct answer.
Foreign Phrases • • Bona fide Carpe diem C’ est la vie Faux pas Mea Culpa Pro Bon Voyage • • RSVP D eja vu Bonjour Hasta la vista A la mode Mi casa, es su casa Adios
Common Foreign Phrases 1. Bona fide • Latin for “Sincere or certified” • It means authentic, real.
Common Foreign Phrases 2. Carpe Diem • Latin for “Seize the day” • Which means enjoy the present time---
Common Foreign Phrases 3. C’est la Vie • French for “That’s life” • It is saying that is just the way things go.
Common Foreign Phrases But my name is Jennifer, you idiot! Diane, I love you. 4. Faux Pas • French for a “Social blunder” • Which means a mistake —often an embarrassing one.
Common Foreign Phrases 5. Mea Culpa • Latin for “My fault” • Or as you say, “My bad. ”
Common Foreign Phrases 6. Pro Bono • Latin for “For a good cause” • For example: A lawyer takes a case and doesn’t charge the client; therefore he takes the case pro bono.
Common Foreign Phrases 7. Bon Voyage • French for “Good trip” • Said when someone leaves for a trip—cruise.
Common Foreign Phrases 8. RSVP • French for “Please Respond” • It is an abbreviation for repondez s’il vous plait • It is on invitations, asking you to let the host know if you will be at the event or not.
Common Foreign Phrases 9. D e ja`vu • French for “The sense that it has already happened” • It is the illusion of having previously experienced something, though it is actually being encountered for the first time.
Common Foreign Phrases Bon Jour! I am Ami. 10. Bon Jour • French for “Good Day” • It is another way to say Hello
Common Foreign Phrases 11. Hasta La Vista • Spanish for “See You Later” • Think of The Terminator
Common Foreign Phrases 12. A la Mode • Spanish for “Served with ice cream” • Pie a la mode is pie and ice cream.
Common Foreign Phrases 13. Mi casa, es su casa. • Spanish for “My house is your house” • It expresses hospitality. It may refer to any possession not just a house.
Common Foreign Phrases 14. Adios • Spanish for “Goodbye” • Not mucho more to say about that.
Common Foreign Phrases 15. A la carte • French for “On the side” • “I’ll have French fries a la cart. ” • On the side items that are ordered a la carte usually cost more than items that come with a meal.
Common Foreign Phrases 16. De jour • French for “prepared for a given day. ” • Sort of like a daily special in a restaurant. • The soup de jour of the day is broccoli cheddar.
Common Foreign Phrases 17. Hola • Spanish for “Hello”
Common Foreign Phrases 18. Au Revoir • French for “Goodbye”
Summarizer • Take out a blank sheet of notebook paper. • Title it “Common Foreign Phrases Summarizer” and head it properly. • Follow the directions on the next slide.
Summarizer • With your partner or table group, create an acrostic poem for FOREIGN PHRASES. • Be prepared to share it with the class. F-From another country OR-
Assignment • On the back of your paper is a Task Box assignment. Choose one of the four to complete for homework. • We will go over each one before you choose.
Assignment Task 1 • Using the provided websites, find ten more common foreign phrases (create a chart like the one we provided you-remember to include the phrase, the language, and the meaning). • You must have at least two Spanish phrases, two French phrases, and two Latin phrases.
Assignment Task 2 • Pretend that you are getting ready to travel to a foreign country. • What five phrases do you think would be most helpful to you during your travels (you may come up with your own phrases, or use some of the given ones as well)? • Write a two sentence explanation for each phrase explaining why you chose each phrase (so you will have a total of 10 sentences).
• You are creating a cartoon(s) for the local paper. • You need to choose five of the foreign phrases on the front of the sheet to use in your cartoon(s). • You need to have at least six frames. You may create one large cartoon, three two-framed cartoons, or two three-framed cartoons. Just make sure your cartoons make sense. Assignment Task 3
Assignment Task 4 • Choose five of the foreign phrases and write five, good, complete sentences using a phrase in each sentence. • The context of the sentence must show that you understand what the phrase means – – however, don’t just define the phrase.