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Ten naughty mistakes the French make in English

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Dan MacGuill - [email protected]
Ten naughty mistakes the French make in English
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After embarrassing the Anglophones among us last week, it's time to point out that the French themselves have a habit of turning faces red with their own accidentally dirty words. Here are the ten naughtiest mistakes the French make in English.

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Speaking a language that isn't your own is always a dangerous business. No matter how hard you try, regardless of how much attention you pay - some words and phrases just aren't destined to be easy. 

As it is for English-speakers in French, so it is for the French, when they get they get their tongues around the language of Shakespeare.

Maybe you've come across it yourself. Perhaps you have a French partner, and you find yourself constantly having to elbow your loved one to remind them to shape those vowels the right way.

Or you might be French yourself, and looking for tips on how to avoid causing offence, prevent unwanted advances, and keep yourself from being shunned in an English-speaking country.

Most mistakes are trivial enough, but when they're bad, they can be downright dirty, full-on offensive, and really, really rude.

So here they are: THE TOP TEN NAUGHTIEST MISTAKES THE FRENCH MAKE IN ENGLISH.

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