Want to Learn French? You'll Have to Get Used to the Speaking Tics

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by Morgane Croissant Jul 6, 2015

It always takes me several days to find my bearings when I come back to France, but once I’m fully immersed, deep into the culture again, I can’t stop the strings of “Olalalala”, “Bref”, and “N’importe quoi” coming out of my mouth at close intervals.
No, it’s not pretty, and, yes, it sounds like we’re constantly pissed off (which we probably are), but that’s the way we talk.

So, if you want to pass for a French or understand one, you’d better forget the Berlitz text books and the Rosetta Stone tapes, they won’t teach you the way we, French, speak, but this video sure will.

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