Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mot du Jour: Aide (Help)

Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary © 2005 Oxford University Press:

aide1 /ɛd/
I.noun, masculine & feminine assistant

~ à domicile carer, home help;
~ familiale mother's help.

II.aide- (combining form) ~-soignant nursing auxiliary GB, nurse's aide US.
aide2 /ɛd/ feminine noun

1.(from individual, group) help, assistance;
(from state) assistance;
apporter son ~ à qn to help sb;
2.(financial) aid;
~ au développement foreign aid;
~ judiciaire legal aid.

aider /ede/ (conjugate⇒)
I.transitive verb help (à faire to do); aid;
to give aid to.

II.aider à verb+preposition to help toward(s) [understanding, funding].

III.s'aider reflexive verb (+ v être)
1.s'~ de to use [dictionary, tool]; help each other.

In light of the current storm that hit the Philippines hard. I am posting this link so that all that might want to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy (International name Ketsana) could send in their donations. Anything given would be greatly appreciated.

HELP the victims of the Typhoon via Red Cross

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