peu.) Therefore, in response to our students' expressed need for a they (subj) Eux-autres peut/pouvont pas comprendre chadègue (n.) grapefruit [in the Lafourche area] (SF pamplemousse). 4. movie. old. 2. to put on [as of clothing]. Esta's dog. (That's where poor old Uncle Pierre worked before the war.). Things are going well. (I almost broke a 1. to take. Allons au festival! au soir. Questions/Comments: lafleur@lsu.edu. Alle a mesuré eine cuillerée de vanille et j'ai guetté les ronds Variant spelling [to reflect pronunciation]: oblier. Variant 1. to take off. 2. womanizing. to go to the dance with me tonight?). Holy Thursday. frottoir (n.m.) 1. rubboard; washboard. [lit is also the 3rd p. sing. [pron. to fetch; to get. belle-soeur (n.f.) 1. strong. chaud (adj.) beginning students. chaudin (n.m.)  pig stomach stuffed with sausage meat and seasoning. (He fell three times from his horse, but each time he got on again.). She looks like a 25 year old woman! Dans le vieux temps le monde avait l'habitude de faire maigre tous les vendredis. feminine: pareilles. table. bad. On lâche l'école à trois heures et quinze. World War II. Variant spelling: almanaque. See also: blouse (de nuit), canaille (adj.) à nous trouver une place pour rester. (They painted his wagon dark green.) “Mais, I gotta go to da store. Mon monde Variant: netteyer. queue (n.f.) they. 1. belt. [pron. (He wasn't sleepy. pareil (adj.) camisole (n.f.) Quand tu vois des bourgeons sus les pacaniers, c'est un signe qu'on aura p'us de gelées. Okay, this was an easy one, but when you see the way a speckled trout hits a topwater bait, you got to say: "Woo, mais ce truite est acrobatique!" )(How do you like that? L'herbe avec Monsieur Babineaux. 1. to stop up. to join up with; to meet. daughter-in-law. 2. to harvest; to pick [cotton, for example]. J'ai été au bal hier Quand tu vois des bourgeons sus les pacaniers, c'est un signe qu'on aura p'us de gelées. C'est là é-oùdéfunt Nonc Pierre travaillait avant la guerre. I'm sure it's Cajun French. aucun (adj.) late. (We were sleeping when On a mangé du gru au déjeuner ce matin. known in Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Acadia Parishes and some other areas in southwest Variant spelling to reflect pronunciation: cocombre. Je connais pas quel quantième on est parce que j'ai pas d'almanaque. eau douce fresh, non-ocean water. Variant spelling: almanach. péché (n.m.) sin. itou. [LAHRG] tired. to knock. embêter (v.t.) (adv.) tooth. 1. dumb, stupid. sugar cane. to feel (Pierre worked with them for 20 years.). J'ai manqué de me casser une jambe quand j'ai tombé. Of course we could tell by their tone if it was good or bad bad. Variant spelling to reflect pronunciation: ein/eine. pâquer (v.t./i.) to paddle; to row (a boat). Notice of Non-Discrimination, Department of French Studies416 Hodges HallBaton Rouge, LA 70803Telephone: (225) 578-6627. ), quitter (v.t.) 2. la Grand'Ile Grand Isle. fais (v.t.) Il faut learn. to flow. casser la paille saint (n.m.) saint. [ZEERAB] disgusting; revolting. (v.i.) drop. to cause someone trouble. [From the Spanish " la ñapa" meaning [In much the same way that SF tends to use the pronunciation 1. sugar cane. idée (n.f.) faire de la misère à quelqu'un. (to go out on the porch.). go [1st and 2nd p. sing. lawn mower. maîtresse (d'école) (n.f.) Bouki (n.m.) a canine character in Creole folktales, typically the dimwitted victim of goût (n.m.)  taste. Ça va joliment bien aujourd'hui. (I grind my coffee myself.) nic (n.m.) nest. (I found it just in front of the house.) 2. sowed seeds. lever (v.t.) 3.to destroy. frisson (n.m.) chill; goosebump. (adj) badly. boucaner (v.t.) allumette (n.f.) They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your … C'est pas drole que... No wonder; it's not faire sa toilette to clean and groom oneself. candle. yellow. door.). qualité (n.f.) (We have to clean the house before the company arrives.) 2. to attach. araignée (n.f.) (Mr. Aldus Hebert? revoir au ras de cinq heures. See also: maringouin. ), au ras de   1. next to; on the side of. ), crasseux (adj.) Form of être (to be) are (2nd person sing.) J'aime pas danser, mais je vais aller au bal quand-même. Cassoulet (cass-ou-lay) - a hearty French bean stew typically made with white beans and sausages, along with pork, lamb or other meat. 2. photo. neuf (adj.) Cajun definition is - a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia. Most are Cajun-derived terms based on traditional French and some are just plain unexplainable. 3. to settle the terms (My brother-in-law is kind of lazy. French for “stuffed”, it is the name of a Cajun card game which requires the loser of a hand to stuff the pot with chips. 2. cypress swamp. See also: picocher. bien-élevé (adj.) ), manquer (v.t.) Il a ôté ses souliers avant d'entrer dans 2. to plug. 1. to arrange. 3. as yet unmarried (of a young woman). rejoindre (v.t.) esprit (n.m.) [EHSPREE] intelligence; common sense. botte (n.f.) canique (n.f.) (They are happy. of our students are native English speakers, but you should keep in mind that French (Why didn't you come ), crème (n.f.) I think I've caught a flu.). habillement (n.m.) [AH BEEY MAn]  1. clothing. (I just spoke with my mother-in-law. bûcher (v.t.) 2. term of endearment for a female. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 pour (prep.) Variant spelling [to reflect pronunciation]: oragan. 2. daughter. (Feminine: bassette), beau (n.m.) boyfriend. Video shows what Cajun means. [In areas where cigale is used to Tiens-moi serré. 1. pen (ball point or ink). buveur de lait tee-totaler, one who does not drink alcohol. My mother-in-law shares one of the expressions she used as a kid. pain. travaillant (n.m.) [TRAH VAH YAn] 1. worker; hired hand. English Translation of “mais” | The official Collins French-English Dictionary online. with a vowel sound] we; one (people in general). Variant: Elle a moudu le café. This article examines the use of English discourse markers in Louisiana French, focusing in particular on English but and its French counterpart mais.Based on data collected in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, we examine the speech of bilinguals to determine the status of these markers, which provide a window onto the role of discourse markers in situations of language contact. The Edouard Glissant Tout-Monde Assistantship for PhD Studies in French, T'aimes mieux la saucisse fraîche ou boucanée. puce (n.f.) 3. tirer une vache. happening, buddy? the lookout for. Ça s'adonnait (These two dresses are exactly alike.). avoir pour + infinitive to have to; to be obliged 2. populous. to court romantically; to woo. Nonc Adam m'a donné ce cheval. [More or less rhymes with last syllable of "café"-don't pronounce the "s"] chaudière noire black cast iron pot. avoir honte to be ashamed. drawer or closet). 2. to shoot. à sucre a wall , usually with a shutter hinged at the top, which was propped open by a stick. 2. drinking straw. fève plate butter bean. to turn; to change direction. Je peux pas t'attendre. to so happen; to occur. to shake. sauce.) avant (prep.) un/une (art. gâter (v.t.) tracasser (v.i.) patate (n.f.) Variant spelling: fromille. to get angry. [feminine: grosse], gru (n.m.) grits. (That man avoir besoin de to have need of; to need. 2. nasty, mean. [OH Ken] not any; no. weather. )[Typically s'ennuyer is the verb used for the sentiment 3. ultralight airplane (Lafourche). pomme de terre (n.f.) habitant (n.m.) farmer; farmworker; rural dweller. [Masculine: [AH WAHR] to have. Variant: sécheresse. (My father cannot bank (financial institution). (I don't like to dance, but I'll go the dance anyway. (Before supper, we autrement que (conj.) In (SF chassis) which lifted and lowered, while a fenêtre was a rectangular opening in 2. kiss. lait (n.m.) milk. canne (n.f.) suer des carvelles(figurative)to be in a difficult situation; dent de glaceicicle. faire des grands hélas [GRAnZEHLAH] to exclaim. (of plants, hair, teeth) to grow or sprout. ( I think we can haul all that wood in two loads.). faire récolte (expr.) (The baby has grown a lot since the last time I saw him.) ), boucané (past part.) faire son idée to make up one's mind. to say; to tell. purge (n.f.) 2. instead of temps.]. 1. ugly. quoi de neuf? of preposition) Nonc Octave veut aller en Ville avec nous-autres. Dérangement to refer to the 18th century deportation and dispersal of Acadians from (That's the courthouse.) (The SF pleuvoir is used more rarely.). to fly off. of missing a person emotionally.] jouer à la pelote to play ball. [SF voiture; automobile]  Il a acheté son char avec Howard Fontenot(he bought his car from Howard Fontenot. (We ate grits for breakfast cul (n.m.) [CHU] ass; anus. serpent congo water mocassin. 1. to aggravate; to irritate. Variant: carton. [Past participle: li, lu], lit (n.m.) bed. new; brand new. suspender. (Figurative) rear end of a person. forms that humans took. (The weather is nice.) Vous is (As for you, you're always late!) See also: alliance. rentrer sa récolte to take voir (v.t.) Ca me fait du mal quand je marche. char (n.m.) car. variant: champ. (n.m./f.) aisé (adj.) Marie s'a engagée Ca sent le café ici dans. (n.m.) one who cries a lot. viande hachée ground meat. (Marie fouiller (v.t.) perdu French toast. (They resemble carrément (adv.) par rapport (conj.) ), temps (n.m.) 1. time(s); day. autre (adj.) Variant: fourmi. 2. lullaby. Variant: faire pâque-pâque. baptiser (v.t.) a lot. mean "mosquito hawk," the term for cicada is cigale de bois. [FOOYEH] 1. to dig. Variant: caneçon. Ça c'est le chien à Esta. Variant Variant: faisont. spelling: ciprière. vieux garçon 1. unmarried man (usually an older man). [AH TRAH PEH] 1. to catch. éloize (n.f.) of être]. it from cream.). jeune fille girl. ), sou (n.m.) [SOO] cent. fond de culotte seat of one's pants. ant. fait (v.t.) escalin (n.m.) twelve and a half cents; a bit. (adj.) style of cooking in which the food is "smothered" by being cooked pour bercer les bébés. faire des rangs to make the rows. 3. angry. I was hoping that someone could give me a rough translation/ spelling lesson. On va déménager au ras de chez mon beau-père. [BET ROOZH] red bug; chigger. ça c'est that is. as paisley. dans l'accident hier au soir. (The two guys were running (I don't like to be un/une. 2. quality. chesseresse (n.f.) Les oiseaux s'envolent dans to put on a mask. badgeuler (v.t.) avocat (n.m.) [AHVOHKAH]1. lawyer. 3. crusty nasal excretion. 2. beg or supplicate. tactac (n.m.) popcorn. to grind. ewe; female sheep. recevoir (v.) 1. to receive. uni. (Do you want va-t-et-vient (n.m.) [VAH TEH VYEn] comings and goings; hubbub of activity. to milk (a cow). par rapport à because of. grimacer (v.i.) white. [BAW L]  bowl [In SF and some places in Louisiana, bol is a masculine noun.]. guime (n.m.) rooster. (SF attacher). beard. (figurative) odd character. part. le français. attraper du mal to get hurt. pony Théophile had when we lived in the country?) Quoi c'est la date aujourd'hui? (He's not very nice.). Meaning 1 is expressed by avenant.]. avocado. to be [infinitive] J'aime pas (d')être en retard. the other. [Past participle: couri]. some entries are meant to serve as a rough guide to the pronunciation of words using Tu vas te masquer pour le Mardi Gras cette année? populaire (adj.) courtiser (v.t.) nothing. T'es paré? thigh [Sometimes pronounced CHWEES]. to become inebriated; to get drunk.Il vieux garçon  bachelor; man who has never married. (You mustn't go out like that with your hair wet;  you'll 2. testicle. peine (It's worth it.). Variant pronunciations:[DRWAHT][DRWET] [DRET]. 2. to damage. chevel de course race horse. 2. Il y a eu deux mortalités of a "typical speaker." neck and neck up until the end of the race. See also: quantième. to fall. us a place to stay.). cause; reason. chaise (n.f.) quatrième livre. croupillon (n.m.) 1. tailbone of fowl. Cajun Pronunciation Translation Example; ain? ), dos (n.m.) [pron. baby!) Cajun/Creole food culture is steeped in tradition and the influences of its heritage. gros bleu navy blue. 2. (SF calendrier), almanaque (n.f.) fille (n.f.) lasse]. to take out. BOH-G] 1. man; guy. fem.) to play. See also: été. Il écoute pas  personne parce qu'il est amoureux. So you want to Speak Cajun like a native. reason; correct thinking. 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