When I moved to France, there are all kinds of everyday things that confuse me. I felt like my adult self was tossed back to infancy in some ways. From French culture, to the language to general know-how, moving to France as a foreigner can be pretty confusing.
Do you know how the French write numbers? Let’s talk about how to write numbers in French. There are a few slight differences between the way Americans and the French write numbers. Let me show you what numbers are written differently and what to watch out for. Handwriting isn’t always clear so the way the French write numbers is something to be aware of when in France.
Depending on how long you’ve been in France and who you socialize with, French people have probably asked you some strange questions. And a bunch of normal ones as well. Here are the top questions French people ask me.
My post on things you can do in France that you can’t in the USA was a hit, so here’s the reverse: Things you can do in the USA that you can’t in France.
today I’m sharing a different point of view. For my final guest post this winter, I have a piece written by a French woman who now lives in the USA. Catherine Rochereul-Portier was born and raised in France and then moved to Germany. Over 20 years later, in 2013, she gave up her consulting business and moved with her family to the United States.
I’ve always loved grocery shopping and my outings to French grocery stores delight me even 5 years in. There’s always something new to be discovered. I respect the fact that people have their own eating habits and preferences but I can’t say you’ll ever see me willingly ingest any of the meat at French grocery stores you see below.
When you think of Americans and the French, who seems more relaxed overall? For me, it’s a tossup and here are 7 things the French are more relaxed about than Americans.
What’s customer service in France like? The customer is almost always wrong. It’s often frustrating to get even minor issues resolved and French companies seem to have a different definition of “service” than American companies.
My French husband has a few quirks but are they because he’s French or are they just part of his personality? What kind of French husband quirks am I talking about?
I’m on the hunt for a lunch box in France after realizing they don’t really exist here.
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Do French people hug? Curious about hugging in France? I’m talking about all of that in this post about hugging in France and why it’s not a part of French culture in the same way as it is in the USA. Here’s the first thing to know: You do not greet French people with a hug. Ever. Here’s what you do instead of hugging!
I’ve been in France nearly three years now and have made great* strides in understanding the French people, the language…
At first glance, the French and Americans seem similar enough. People of both nationalities eat, sleep, work, vacation, drink, smoke. But how do we spend money? Differently. Here are 5 things the French would never pay for.