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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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7 French something’s that are not so French!

“When in doubt attribute quotes to Mark Twain”, so said Mark Twain. So believable, right? Yet, rest assured he never said it and it is entirely untrue.

“When in doubt attribute quotes to Mark Twain”, so said Mark Twain. So believable, right? Yet, rest assured he never said it and it is entirely untrue.

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Don’t say “Yes” to everything!

Different ways to say yes in French…Here we go with the wee again!

Light up someone’s face, draw smiles from a crowd, and get appreciated for your efforts…with these simple nuances. Let’s play a little with the art of saying a heartfelt “Yes” in French. Yes, I do! For the ultimate yes in English...

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