The man spoke four languages so fluently he was mistaken for a native in each. But he was not a linguist. He was a polyglot. "One is an academic, one is a Swiss waiter," he remarked.
Sunday, January 9, 2000
The word of the day is (se) balader. With the reflexive pronoun, se balader means to go for a walk. Without it, the verb means to take (somebody) out for a walk. It also means to carry (something) around, to cart around.
Elle se levait ordinairement vers les cinq heures du matin pour se balader dans un petit bosquet au bout de son jardin.
She typically arose around five in the morning to stroll around a small grove at the end of her garden.
Malgré son handicap, le jeune aventurier a baladé son fauteuil roulant sur tous les sept continents.
Despite his handicap, the young adventurer carted his wheelchair to all seven continents.