Parlez-vous français? (NOLA Dialect, Lesson 2)

Leslie Salinero

Leslie Salinero

Did you know that many of the unusual words and phrases we use are borrowed from the French language, brought here by the first founders and settlers of New Orleans?

New Orleans Saying            French/Cajun French

  • make groceries                       faire du shopping (to go shopping)
  • make do-do                             faire dormer (to go to sleep)
  • parrain                                     parrain (godfather)
  • by my house                           chez moi

If you know any other words or phrases influenced by French, post a comment to this blog!

Merci beaucoup!

Fleur de lis is literally translated from French as "flower of the lily." It can be seen on the Saints helmet and all around town.

Fleur de lis is literally translated from French as “flower of the lily.” It can be seen on the Saints helmet and all around town.

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