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Ten tell-tale signs you’ve gone native in France

Ten tell-tale signs you've gone native in France
Are you confused when bread doesn't automatically arrive on your table at a restaurant? It may be a sign you've "gone native" in France. Photo: Cakko93/Flickr
Just how French are you? Some may be proud of it, some not so much, but any seasoned expat is likely to have picked up a truly Gallic trait or two. With some help from our readers, we've compiled a list of 10 tell-tale signs you’ve gone native.

Do you ever find yourself starting your sentences with a long "Baaaah" and a shoulder shrug – even when you're speaking English? 

Do you leave friends back home with wet cheeks and horrified expressions when you greet them?

Have you traded in your traditional pint for a dainty panaché?

Well congratulations – you've "gone native" in France.

If you're still not sure, The Local, with a little help from readers, has compiled these Top 10 tell-tale signs you've "crossed over".

Top 10 tell-tale signs you've gone native in France

Have you caught yourself displaying any of these symptoms? Can you think of any others? Let us know in the comments section below.

By Naomi Firsht.

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