Ten embarrassing errors to avoid in French
Dan MacGuill · 8 Mar 2013, 18:23
Published: 08 Mar 2013 18:23 GMT+01:00
- La vache! Top Ten weird French insults (05 Mar 13)
- Paris opens language course - in Martian (25 Feb 13)
- 'If you move to Paris on a whim, be prepared' (25 Feb 13)
Whether you're ordering a meal, out shopping, or trying to introduce yourself to a stranger, French can be a ruthless language. One vowel out of place, the wrong emphasis on the wrong consonant, and you can cause major offence or confusion to those around you.
Even if you've mastered the grammar, and you have a good-sized vocabulary, wrapping your tongue around the subtlest of differences can be a dangerous business when conversing with the French.
Have no fear, though, because The Local is here to guide you through some of the rudest, stupidest, most bizarre slip-ups that can be made when speaking the language of love.
So whether you're planning your honeymoon, just arrived, or have been living in France for years, CLICK HERE FOR THE TEN MOST EMBARRASSING MISTAKES TO AVOID IN FRENCH.
What did we miss? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.