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Notre Septembre Inoubliable – Youpi ! Allons-Y !

 Allons-y ! On y va ! C’est parti ! Suivez-moi en France où je vais vous parler d’un mois de septembre inoubliable ! 

Let’s go! Follow me to France where I will tell you about a September to remember!

(To read last year’s post, “Y is for Yonne” Click HERE )

Est-ce que nous y sommes allés? (Did we go there?)

Hélas, nous ne sommes pas allés dans le département de l’Yonne. Il y avait pleine de choses à faire dans la région de la Côte d’Or ! Nous avons eu besoin de beaucoup de temps quand nous étions en Bourgogne. 

Voilà quelque chose d’intéressant dans la langue française : la lettre “Y” est un mot en lui-même. C’est un adverbe de lieu qui signifie “Dans cet endroit-là.” Donc, “Allons-Y !”    🙂 

Sadly, we did not visit Yonne. There was plenty to do in the Côte d’Or region! We just needed more time when we were in Bourgogne.

Here’s something interesting about the French language: the letter “Y” is a word all by itself. It’s an adverb of place which simply means “in that place.” Now in English we just say “Let’s go!”  “There” is implied. But in French you must say  “Allons-y” which translates literally to “Let’s go there.”

Comment cela s’est-il passé ? (So how was it?)

Donc, pour la lettre “Y” j’ai choisi un autre mot qui décrit notre voyage en France. Oui, je le sais, ce n’est pas un endroit où nous sommes allés, mais je voudrais finir le “A à Z.” Donc, ça a l’esprit de “Y” !  C’est le mot “Youpi !”  D’après mon dictionnaire, ce mot est une “Interjection, un crie de joie, de l’enthousiasme.” Evidemment, j’ai beaucoup d’enthousiasme pour voyager en France.  Quand nous sommes arrivés à Paris, il est certain que j’ai dit, “Youpi” ! 

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Il y a des autres expressions en français avec le mot “Y” : On y va ! (Cela signifie la même chose que “Allons-Y !”) 

C’est vraiment compliqué, apprendre le mot “Y.”  C’est un petit mot, mais c’est un mot très important pour apprendre le français ! Ce n’est pas un adverbe seulement, c’est aussi un pronom.  C’est difficile, la langue française ! 

Sur ce site, j’ai trouvé 16 expressions contenant le mot “Y” (cliquez ici)

 

Therefore, for the letter “Y”  I have chosen another word that describes our trip to France. Yes, I know, it’s not a “place” that we visited, but I really want to finish the “A to Z” challenge, and I think it is still in the spirit of the letter “Y.”  It’s the word “Youpi !”  According to my dictionary, this word is an “Interjection, a shout of joy, of enthusiasm!”  As you can tell, I have a lot of enthusiasm for traveling in France. When we arrived in Paris, I am certain that I said “Youpi ! ”

There are other expressions in French with the word “Y” : “On y va ! ” (which means the same as “Allons-y” ! )

It’s really complicated to learn this word, “y.” It’s a little word, but very important for learning French!  Click on the link above for 16 expressions in French with the word “y.” (site in French) Or click HERE for a great site in English about how to use this word.

 

Si c’était à refaire, qu’est-ce que je ferais de différent? (If I could do it again, would I do anything differently?)

Il faut y retourner aussi souvent que possible ! 

We simply must go back there as often as we can!

Les petites astuces de votre blogueuse (Tips and tricks from your “Forty, C’est Fantastique” hostess) 🙂

Tout simplement, apprennez comment on utilise le mot “Y.”   Et…ça Y est ! 

Just learn how to use the word “y.” And…there you go!

Et vous, chers lecteurs? Y a-t-il un lecteur qui aime la grammaire ?  Si oui, est-ce que j’ai oublié quelque chose d’important sur le mot “Y” ? Allons-Y ! On Y va ! 

And you, dear readers?  Is there a reader out there who loves grammar?  If so, have I forgotten anything important about the French word “y”?  Let’s go then! 

 

And one more word from the Doctor, for good measure 🙂

 

 

One of my fave Doctor Who quotes…”There’s an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom and consolation to the soul in times of need. Allons-y!”

 

*Veuillez excuser mes fautes de français ! J’apprends plus en plus chaque jour mais je vais toujours fais faire des erreurs 🙂

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8 Responses to “Notre Septembre Inoubliable – Youpi ! Allons-Y !”

  1. Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me

    Just stumbled across your corner of the internet as I am trying to get my son ready to go to Quebec with his French class…he told me they all are prepared to be unable to communicate in French (hmmm, despite having a 100 in French on his most recent senior year report card…lol)

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    • jetgirlcos

      Thanks for visiting and reading a little bit here in my little corner 🙂 Oooh…lucky kid! I hope your son’s teacher is from Québec so he will have been accustomed to the Québecois accent a little bit. I went to Montréal last year and found that I had a bit of a hard time, but the biggest thing was that most everyone in Montréal is truly bilingual and once they heard my accent in French they just switched to English!

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  2. Le génie

    Par un heureux hasard, hier j’ai entendu à la télévision la définition du mot Youpi !
    Quand les américains sont venus en France pour la 2ème guerre mondiale, ils disaient : whoopee > qui a été traduit par Youpi …

    Mais bon, Youpi quand même car tu arrives presque à la fin du challenge !

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  3. evelyneholingue

    That’s funny because I also considered posting about the letter Y being so important in the French language. I took another path. You did too. And Youpi is a real good choice that blends our two cultures and languages. It was so nice to meet you and your blog. See you later after the challenge.

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