Reason #2: Go beyond Lady Marmelade.
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi…ce soir is great and everything, but 9 times out of 10, saying this line in earnest will earn you a solid slap to the visage. Why not start doucement with some sexy, slightly absurd French songs with profound lyrics (paroles)?
Phase 1 (le matin): Fly to the closest beach, put on your best white suit, toss your cigarette casually into the sea, break out your baritone voice and muse seductively: “Tu sais, je n’ai jamais été aussi heureux que ce matin*’’.
Phase 2 (le soir): As night falls, channel Alain Delon and croon in the same sultry tones: “Tu es comme le vent qui fait chanter les violons et emporte au loin le parfum des roses**” Wave your cigarette for added emphasis.
Phase 3 (la nuit): At this point, the only reasonable reply from any would-be chéri(e) d’amour should be the following: “Maintenant, viens !***”.
Either that or a punch to the visage. So, you want to learn French now? Still unsure? Stay tuned next week for reason #3 to learn French: Plan your honeymoon to Gabon.
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* You know, I’ve never been as happy as I was this morning.
** You’re like the wind that makes violins sing and blows the perfume of roses far away.
*** Now come!