Every year, I spend a month with my family in Paris. I find the country in which I was born, which I left as a teenager.
And every year, I find that the English language is gaining ground. If you think I find English ubiquitous in Montreal, it’s not much better in Paris.
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When you walk in Paris, in bus shelters, you see an advertisement for Bastilles” born in Marseille.” On the walls, an advertisement for Sephora: “ Your best bottled leather A sports center declares itself: Fit 20 minutes a week On TV, it’s an advertisement for Schweppes: It’s appetizing time, I like it like that “.
I’ve never seen so many companies with English-speaking names. Fish and seafood restaurant “only Sea “Asian restaurants” oh macaroni ” And the ” eat today “Gluten Free Waffles” Tasty and guilt free “,” Pablo Mini, cheese tart Agabe, Greek street food “.
trendy store beautiful things “Posts in its window to the group” the summer “:” Here comes the sale Or suggest to me: Shop online “.
bar ” wild and moon Displayed in English only: Best vegetarian food “. Business bubble tea abound in Paris. At Chatime, they encourage me to try a new flavour: “ Try it “.
fig coffee is Organic juice bar “.
in the mall” Mine Beaugrenelle, “I was offered to become a member” silver and gold where platinum “.
I read in the news «For the previous model Inès de la Fressange in which we are no longer talking about restaurants or bars on the rooftops of hotels, but about« on the roof “,” making it so much more luster “.
I’ve seen ads for “The big tower Company’s Festival in France, Pride of Made in France, which offers a free concert French touch “,” with a star the sound.
Love the dress but want to pay for it in three instalments? Scalapay offers: “ If you like it, tap it “.
In the is France, A columnist called us with her “in behind the scenes ” to me ” president »From Fête de la Musique, to give us« Tips He said this during his speech. Make-up preparation There was a ‘little an insect and ‘changes in last minute “.
What makes me laugh is when the French think they speak English, but they use the wrong expressions. ” away ” somewhere ” Get out “.
I was amazed to see, at Starbucks, that the products were labeled with the English name much larger than the French translation, unlike in Quebec. Which gives Stuff a view of ” Breakfast croissant cake In the heart of Paris.
Starbucks summer ad? ” summer. Color, freshness. »
And at Burger King, they advertise a burger.” Onion lovers bacon “.
I even saw in a shop window: “Here we aresmall jump “.
French isn’t what it used to be
Walking through the streets of Paris, I found myself enjoying the entertainment at the corner of Rue Jean de la Fontaine and Rue Georges Sands.
But what is the author? superstitions And the brilliant author Devil’s Pool Seeing what happened to Paris? Shock, isn’t it ?