If I say ... , what do you tell me?
To realise a good job with real opinions, I decided to ask some questions to people that I met at the college, in the streets, at the airport wherever I went (you can see all the comments all over the article and a video to resume everything on the bottom of the article). I aslo found some videos on youtube to have more details.
Thanks to this article, I could speak with so many people. I learnt more about French and France but also about the vision and culture of foreign persons. It's true because I realized that all the old people are the same answer, all the rich people have another one.
♣ If I say "an adjective to describe French", what do you tell me?
Sexy with their French accent
I did a video about French seen by others:
In this video, you can discover the main stereotypes of French people:
♣ If I say "France", what do you tell me?
According to the group of people in the pictures, France is synonym with:
Eiffel Tower, Paris, Louvre, Montmartre, luxe, perfect, beautiful, elegance, bread, French fries, coffee, croissant, café, ratatouille, crêpe, François Hollande, DSK, Nicolas Sarkozy, French language and 'je suis Charlie', smoke cigarets a lot, topless on the beach, good food.
I was so suprised because everyone says the same words and adjectives. So to live in France, you have to be at Paris in a café and wear luxury things.
In this video, you can realize that French people have a lot of tics when they speak:
♣ If I say "French author", what do you tell me?
" I studied l'Etranger written by Albert Camus at school"
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le Petit Prince
Tatiana de Rosnay - Elle s'appelait Sarah
Muriel Barbery - L'élégance du hérisson
"I know Patrick Modiano thanks to his Nobel Price in 2015 and Le Clézio in 2008 "
Andreï Makine - Le testament français
Molière - l'Avare
Sartre - l'Être et le Néant
"I think my favourite book is La fille de papier (Guillaume Musso).
I remember I read that book on the beach last summer."
♣ If I say "French cooking", what do you tell me?
"French food is the best food that I have ever eaten!"
Ratatouille, Quiche, Cassoulet, Tartiflette, Crème brulée
Crêpe, Ham called "bonne maman", Fondue, Wine, Escargot, Saint Jacques
Bread, Croissant, Cheese like Camembert
♣ If I say "French famous singer", what do you tell me?
"For me, Aznavour! When I was young, my Nana always listened to his songs. Good memories", said John.
"I don't know a lot of French singers, but I know Carla Bruni thanks to Nicolas Sarkozy", said Owen.
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