movie 101

heroesfromdustandclay  asked:

eliiiise why do fic writers think "mon cher" is the only french endearment ça me derange, quoi, literally no one says that unless you want to be a sarcastic little shit

This is very true but FEAR NOT non-francophones peeps, cause here’s a guide :

First of, let’s talk about “Mon cher/ma chère” : This is very old-fashioned. Like… 80s fashion old-fashioned. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that pet name being given in real like if not a) sarcastically (think sarcastic “darling”) or b) canon era movies. Plus it’s not really a lover’s pet name, it’s an endearment for sure, but more for friends (”Elémentaire, mon cher Watson” kind of thing)

Really great pet names :

  • Mon chéri (m) / Ma chérie (f) : pretty old-fashioned too, really great for canon era. Literally means “my cherished”. Still used today but very “adult”
  • Mon coeur (gend n.) : My heart, “sweetheart”
  • Mon amour (gend n.) : My love
  • Mon ange (gend n.) : My angel
  • Mon trésor (gend n.) : “My treasure” also great endearing term for kids
  • Chaton (gend n. though debatably f.) : Kitten
  • Doudou (gend n. though debatably m.) : Literally means “soft toy” or “plushie”
  • Ma puce (f) : “My flea” but I swear it’s cute
  • Bébé (gend n.) : “Baby” if that floats your boat
  • Poussin (gend n. though debatably m.) : Duckling / Chick (as in baby chicken)
  • (Mon) Loulou (m.) : I guess that comes from “loup” aka wolf????
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Walt Disney Animation + Highest Rated Feature Films on Rotten Tomatoes

  1. Pinocchio (1940)
  2. Zootopia (2016)
  3. Moana (2016)
  4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  5. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  6. Cinderella (1950)
  7. Dumbo (1941)
  8. Fantasia (1940)
  9. Aladdin (1992)
  10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)