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Jun 24, 2013 DYVI commented on Parlez-vous Français?.
Really I didn't need much more than bonjour, merci, pardon (I said that a lot), je m'excuse (said that a lot too), l'addition (the check), and numbers from 1-10... While most people spoke some English, there were a few that spoke none, such as a taxi driver who was slightly agitated by my poor French (it helped to have the name of the name and address of my hotel written down).

For the most part, Parisians we talked to were very helpful, but they are just normal people living their lives. I have a feeling that average Americans expect perfect strangers to bend over backward and smile and help them, but anyone who lives in Seattle knows that's not true. Parisians aren't any different, except they seem to put up with average Americans a lot better than Seattleites do. :-)

I was surprised how much if my high school French came In handy. After a while I was able to understand most people, even the ones making fun of my language speaking skills...
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