Un compte à rebours

compte-a-reboursDix, neuf, huit, sept, six… How many times have counted down to an event that you were looking forward to? It’s a childhood habit and pleasure that never grows old. An Advent calendar, especially one with chocolates was always a fun way to keep track of the days before Christmas. As a teacher, I count down right along with my students to the magical June day that adds up to freedom for all of us. The French expression for a countdown is un compte à rebours (uhn kohmt ah ruhboor). The countdown for my next trip to France now stands at just five days. I can’t wait! Cinq, quatre, trois, deux, un !

51GGHlBVaAL__SL75_Fodor’s France 2014

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Un compte à rebours

  1. Ellen A says:

    Bon voyage!

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