French Lessons: Faire le pont
Tis the season for holidays in France. The month of May typically sports four: May Day (Labor Day), Victory in Europe Day, Ascension, and Pentecost. When they fall on a Tuesday or Thursday, you’ll often hear the question Est-ce que tu vas faire le pont? “Are you going to take the bridge?” Le pont is “bridge,” and faire is the verb “to make,” hence you’d be making/taking the bridge over the weekend, for a lovely 4-day reprieve from work. (Funny, as a freelancer, I know longer have the full appreciation I once did). Joyeuses Fêtes! (Happy Holidays!)
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