Cajun French-English, English-Cajun French Dictionary & Phrasebook
t the heart of the Cajun culture is a fascinating dialect that has survived the forces of Americanization and is still spoken by over 250,000 residents of Louisiana. With a historical overview and an introduction to the language, this book answers to many common questions about Cajun French. The preface by David Cheramie, executive director of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), offers the viewpoint of an influential leader in the movement to preserve Louisiana's unique linguistic heritage. Includes: a [ronunciation guide; basic grammar information; frequently asked questions about Cajun French; 3,800 dictionary entries; and essential phrases.
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Acadiana accordion Adjectives American Atchafalaya Baton Rouge Bayou beans Breaux Bridge cadien Cajun French Cajun music carencro children common conj crawfish Creole dance danse danse carrée DICTIONARY Eating and Drinking elle/il/ça endings English feminine singular feminine/masculine festival fèves finish first fishing following food French-speakers give going gombo good time gumbo hear house hunting ils/elles/eux-autres infinitive jambalaya know Lafayette Lake Charles language life little Louisiana Louisiana's make Mardi Gras means meat Mississippi musical instrument name New Orleans noun nous-autres/on okra oneself ouaouaron Pacanière Parish la Paroisse past people pepper person piment plural potato prep pron quèque rice sauce sausage school seafood sell she/he/it/they side singular noun small sometimes sound South Louisiana Spanish speak speakers state store sugar sweet take tchoque tense thing today towns traditional Tuesday two-step used usually verbs vous-autres vous-autres/vous want word work world zarico