Making mistakes, while you are learning a new language is totally fine. However, some words used not in a correct way can turn your conversation into a really embarrassing one. No doubt, it is worth to know these words before you will want to use them in a talk!
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French people greet each other with a cheek kiss, which is called faire la bise. Interesting is that the number and order of bises (cheek kisses) differ from cities and regions. I’m going to describe you which cheek kiss to do in different regions of France and with whom this way of greeting is appropriate.
Many French expressions and words that you definitely know from TV shows or heard in some songs are never used by French people. Here is a list of 7 French words and expressions French people never say.
Most likely you have studied French with different teachers and books for years, you feel good about going to France and practice your French there. You hear a group of French people talking and you feel like what the heck…
If you have already been to France or simply talked to a French native speaker you may have noticed that French people tend to overuse some words. Most of them you have never heard, the reason is probably that those words are not often used in writing, but are mainly used when speaking. Here I listed 5 funny word young French speakers use.
It may sometimes look difficult to talk English with French people. they may appear cold or even snobbish, but French people like honesty and directness in a conversation with a foreigner without being too rude. Most of us have learned English at school, but we are quite shy for attempting to speak it, especially to a foreigner. The best way to ask a French person any questions is by introducing yourself in French, shortly and then add the fact that you are not very good at speaking French. It will make them feel comfortable speaking English when they see you trying to speak their own language.
-Bonjour / Good morning
–Je m’appelle Josh et je suis un touriste. Je viens du Canada.
-My name is Josh and I am a tourist. I am from Canada.
–Je parle mal français.
-I speak French badly.
Then you can continue in English.This method works perfectly in France , and the French won’t feel annoyed, on the contrary he or she will feel pleased to help you.
At the end of the conversation you can say
-Merci beaucoup et Bonne journée !
-thanks a lot and have a good day !