• If I say ... , what do you tell me?

    Free articleThis is my free article. I am going to try to discover how French people are seen by other nationalities. What are the best adjectives to describe them and their culture?

    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?

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    Sexy with their French accent

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    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?


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    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. wink2


    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

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    Crêpe, Ham called "bonne maman", Fondue, Wine, Escargot, Saint Jacques



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    Bread, Croissant, Cheese like Camembert


     ♣  If I say "French famous singer", what do you tell me?


    Free article: French seen by other nationalities   Free article: French seen by other nationalities"I love Edith Piaf and her charism"
    said Elizabeth.

     "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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