This week in ‘does my French pass as fluent’… scored 4/6 in Paris so far which I consider a success 😁 The giveaways in the other two instances were (1) ‘saucisses végétariens’ instead of ‘végétariennes’ (a rookie mistake really) and (2) pronouncing ‘des œufs’ with an f sound. My interlocutors refused to switch out of English after these grave errors.


Oh there was also the person who was talking to me and my francophone colleague and apparently found some joy in saying each sentence twice, back to back, in English and French. But I mean I enjoy flaunting my multilingual competency too

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