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Posts tagged ‘Tranquille’

No. 317: Relax, Max!

Are you ready, Freddy?

Tomorrow is the (unofficial) start to the French summer vacances…meaning if you hang around Paris for another week or so, everything will be closed down. (Well, not everything, but a lot of things.) The French are extremely good at holiday-making and turning off their phones and professional life for the last weeks of July and all of August. Many will head to their vacation homes, some to Corsica and the overseas departments, like Martinique. A lot will head down South.

We will be joining that madness in the late morning. Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that the circulation will be circulating. I am looking forward to a break from my sweet, but overworked Korean students, and my final obligations to my daughters’ alma mater.

It is time to chill, Will. Or as the French say, “Tranquille, Emile” or how about “à l’aise, Blaise”. Let’s be cool, Raoul!

1-2-3, c’est parti!

For more great French sayings with names, take a look at the always lovely Geraldine from Comme une Française.