Le Soleil

Le SOLEIL (luh soh-LAY = the sun) Le soleil means the sun. As I write here in Canada, the days are getting longer as we move through the winter and anticipate the arrival of spring. The English word solar means “having to do with the sun,” as in “solar system” (our sun and its satellites), “solar … Read more

Le Dos

le dos (luh DOH) = the back The French word for back comes from the Latin word for back – dorsum. The English word dorsal (on the back of something, as a dorsal fin on the back of a whale) is related to the French word dos. Visit Nallenart for your French curriculum needs. Sponsored by … Read more

Le Nez

le nez (luh NAY)* = the nose The French word for nose comes from the Latin word for nose – nasus. Related English words include nasal (pertaining to the nose), nose, and nostril. Many French and English words have a common origin in Latin. *Please note that this pronunciation guide gives only a rough approximation of the … Read more

Le Pied

le pied (luh PEEAY)* – the foot The French word for foot comes from the Latin word for foot – pedis. English words that are related are pedestrian (someone walking on foot), and pedal (something operated with your foot). * This pronunciation guide gives only a rough approximation of the real French sound. Visit Nallenart for more tools to help … Read more

La Main

la main (la MEH)* – the hand The French word for hand comes from the Latin word for hand – manus. English words that are related are manual (as in manual labour, which means working with your hands), and manuscript (something written by hand). * This pronunciation guide gives only a rough approximation of the real French sounds. Visit Nallenart … Read more