From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!
Even if you don’t know that you do!
Lots of French words have found their way into our English language, and here are just a few of them:
déjà vu (“already seen”): that creepy suspicion and feeling that everyone gets once in a while!
Feeling curious? Learn more about it:
faux pas (“false step”): things that you shouldn’t do, like this guy does:
etiquette: the fact that the word is French makes all of us foreign students shudder when we go to dinner parties, or even sitting down to dinner for the first time with our host families. And etiquette changes from country to country, or even from region to region! Example: the French put bread on the table, not on the plate. It’s weird if you put it on the plate. For Americans…it’s weird if you put it on the table!
petite: which means tiny! So here’s a picture of me!
Picture credits: Larry David (http://comedians.about.com/b/2010/04/21/hbo-bringing-back-curb-your-enthusiasm-for-eight-season.htm), etiquette (http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/making-sense-of-businessdinner-table-settings.html)