"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 1 December 2008

Bisous


For once I have chosen a foreign word – the lovely French word Bisous. It means kisses.
Le bisou - masculine noun - meaning a kiss.
Faire un bisou à quelqu'un - to give someone a kiss (on the cheek);
faire un petit bisou à quelqu'un - to give someone a (little) peck on the cheek ;
"Bisous" (kisses) is quite a normal way to end a letter between two friends (most commonly when it's a girl writing)
Also "gros bisous, Simon" - "love and kisses, Simon";
"gros bisous de ta mère" - "love and kisses from your mother"

5 comments:

  1. That sounds like you've received something with 'bisous' on it, Anon. Hope it was good!

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  2. my favourite foreign word is borboletta which is the Portuguese(Brazillian) word for butterfly

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    1. That is a super word, Merryl.

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    2. Meryl, I'm glad for this! because in my opinion borboleta is a lovely word. =)

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