Paris Diaries


Paris is always changing and sometimes in ways that we dread.
March 13, 2009, 12:00 am
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Nez was walking out of the Invalides métro station, on her way to get her lunchtime Starbucks fix in between sessions, when she reached for her phone and started a texting bout with Riot, who was just then tapping away at the keyboard at his newly found writing spot, the Bibliothèque Mazarine.

Nez:  “oh no, il y a bea[u]coup de touristes now.”
Riot:  “merde!  ou est notre ville tranquille?”
Nez:  “nous devons sortir now”
Riot:  “jamais.  ils devent [doivent] sortie [sortir].”
Nez:  “oui.  tous [tout] le temps tu es vrai [as raison].”
Riot:  “non, de temps en temps seulement.  toi aussi.”

It is true that the French use “now” instead of the longer “maintenant” but our own command of their language surely needs some work.  In all, the message is clear:  Paris is always changing and sometimes in ways that we dread.

 

[As always, be sure to check out the rest of our Parisdise afterward for much, much more!]

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