When I started lessons with Josephine, she asked if I was married and I told her I was single. “Célibataire,” she declared, writing it down on paper. God, that sounds sad, I thought. When I relayed this to Trevor later he snappily said, “Yeah, ‘single’ sounds like you’re ready to party. ‘Célibataire’ sounds like you’re entering a monastery.”
I prefer some of these synonyms that Google Translate offered:
Seul, unique, singulier, particulier, individual, résolu
Is it any coincidence that I read this pretty great article today?