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Nouveau vs Neuf
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In English when we want to indicate we're buying a car fresh out of the factory, we (meaning everyone I know) tend to say that we're getting a "new new" car, as opposed to a car new to us, that may actually be used.

Anyway, the French can distinguish by choosing either nouveau or neuf, which mean "new to us" or "new new," respectively. That's more efficient. This entry's about our forthcoming voiture neuve, or "new new car."

Because... I just got an email from a relatively local dealer who says she can get it in for us today. That's the blue manual Honda CR-V that apparently has gone extinct from our state for some reason. I've written back to her asking for confirmation of the "special Internet price" and methods of payment, so here's hoping it works out. Assuming it does, we'll go get it on Saturday.

This will be a first for both of us. And only our third car. Maybe we're moving up in the world, but possibly in reverse order. Seems like most couples have a new car first, then a baby, then a house. We're on our second house, first child, and now a new car.

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