The other day at work I was confronted with my first real-life quiz de francias.
A French man who spoke no English (seriously, not a lick) came into the bank because he’d lost a Traveler’s check, & he wanted to see if we could assist him in tracking it down. I could understand bits and pieces of what he was saying, but he was obviously distraught and speaking quickly. When it came to responding, I was truly disappointed in myself. I didn’t have the words much less the conjugation skills to communicate with him.
So recently I’ve been trying to integrate not only language skills into my daily routine, but also aspects of French culture in order to keep myself motivated to study.
Par (for) Example: Today Don & I had lunch at our favorite French restaurant, Brasserie Du Vin, and then continued the French themed Saturday by watching Prete-moi ta main (“i do”) a light hearted French comedy starring Charlotte Gainsboroug.
Concluding the day with all things Francais, I thought I’d share some Francophile image inspiration.
I am decidedly obsessed with living in France one day, and the cultural fascination helps facilitate my drive to learn the language. Hopefully next time I’m confronted with a translation I’ll be pleasantly surprised but for now a glass du vin serves as the perfect study aid!