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22:36 Jan 13, 2002
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Pourquoi tale
What is a pourquoi tale?
Stephanie Pike
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4 +1Histoire "Dis Papa..."
irat56
4Have a look at the following...
Hans Hereijgers


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Have a look at the following...


Explanation:
See reference below. HTH


What Is a Pourquoi Tale?

Pourquoi [por-kwa] means "why" in French. Pourquoi tales are old legends told to explain why certain events happened. These tales often start in the past, e.g. A long, long time ago..., and end when the explanation is complete. Pourquoi tales are most often concerned with animals and the natural world. As you begin to read pourquoi tales together, encourage your students to discover similarities and differences in the various stories. Keep a large class chart labeled "What We Discovered About Pourquoi Tales." As you talk about each story, record the class's new discoveries on your list.



    Reference: http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/pourqu...
Hans Hereijgers
Local time: 01:42
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Histoire "Dis Papa..."


Explanation:
When you have children...you soon learn what it is! The translation is awkward!

irat56
France
Local time: 01:42
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 380

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