We have seen evidence for vwa-lah , vwah-la , wa-lah , wa-la , wah-lah , wallah , and even viola for those who remember the letters in the word, if not the particular order of them. While these misspellings are more common in informal writing, we have started seeing them in newspapers and other edited sources as well. See more words from the same year. Accessed 3 Apr. Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible.
Rencontrer - French Verb Conjugations
There are words and phrases that sound funny in any language, and French is no exception. If you are learning French , it's useful to know some funny French phrases. Did I mention the group of students who laughed their pointy heads off at the word deuil as they were adjusting to producing its vowel sounds? In this case, their anglophone twist on the sounds of the word played a role in how funny it was to them, but there are also French words and phrases that are funny to any person uttering them, whether or not they are native speakers. Some words seem to be deliberately funny, while others have just turned out to be amusing. Remember the word abracadabra? In French there is a corresponding adjective, which means preposterous, exaggerated.
Before his rencontre with Ripperda at the Cardinal's, he had penetrated all the secrets of the Altheim apartments. The two sixth-form boys hoped to pass by unobserved, as they did not wish for a rencontre with our hero under such circumstances. Coming back in the cars, I had a rencontre that makes me gnash my teeth yet.
Rarely, the form rendezvouses is encountered. Borrowed from French rendez-vous. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. See also: Rendezvous , rendez-vous , and rendezvous'.