October 17th, 2009

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"Kawaii" in Russian?

Hello


I would like to know if the word kawaii (a japanese word that means "cute") existe in Russian and if it exists spelt in cyrillic. To translate the notion in Russian, I found the word симпатичный. But I don't know if this is correct in this context. What I would like to know is if this word can be apply to the concept of cuteness. Thank you

French

Hi there.

I was just wondering why, in French, "Je me" is used instead of "Je suis" or "Je" in certain instances.

For example;

Je me lève
Je me lave
Je me douche
Je me reveille

And yet you wouldn't say;

Je me regarde
Je me joue
Je me bois
Je me mange

The "me" wouldn't exist in the above examples.

I asked a French person why that is and they didn't know why, they just accepted it for what it was.

Any help or clarification would be much appreciated.
misa
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French pop song suggestions

Bonjour tout le monde.. hi everyone! :)

I'm taking an intermediate French course and one assignment requires us to pick a modern French song to sing in front of the class. I am absolutely terrified and don't know where to begin! Do any of you know some easy French pop songs you could suggest to me? Something without complicated or fast lyrics would be preferable.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Thank you everyone :) Great suggestions! I ended up going with "Sympathique" by Pink Martini.