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French etiquette – Day to day do’s and don’ts

The guidelines to avoid a faux pas in the French society.

  “La poiltesse” reigns social behavior amongst French as does formality. The way you act, talk, dress, eat… everything is more formal as compared to American standards. The following tips are handy to avoid being stamped...

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French survival phrases

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” said Charlemagne.

Well, surprise surprise (or no surprises there for the ones who know)… “wee” is “Oui” which is for “yes in French” and “mercy” is actually “merci” and they are just thanking you in French. French phrases could sometimes throw you...

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Party like the French?…14th of July it is!

“Vive le 14 juillet!” or Long live the 14th of July

  Storming of a prison, sparking of the French Revolution…July 14th is celebrated as Fête Nationale “Bastille Day” all over France and by Francophiles all over the world. Stepping back… Built as a medieval fortress on the...

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