August 16, 2022

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Zee Life in English in Paris

Zee Life in English in Paris

Every year, I spend a month in Paris with my family. I found the country of my birth that I had left as a teenager.

And every year, I find that English is gaining ground. If you think English is ubiquitous for me in Montreal, it’s not so good in Paris.

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When you walk in Paris, on bus shelters, you see an advertisement for pasties ” Born in Marseilles”. On the walls, an ad for Sephora: ” Your best skin bottle “. A sports center itself declared: Fit 20. Get fit in 20 minutes a week “. On TV, it’s an ad for Schweppes: ” It’s aperitif time, I like it “.

I have never seen so many businesses with English sounding names. Fish and Seafood Restaurant “Only the sea “Asian Restaurants” Oh my noodle “and” Eat for the day “Gluten-Free Waffles” Delicious and guilt-free », « Pablo Mini, Cheese tart », « agape, Greek street food “.

Trendy shop Good things “Posts in its window for collection” summer “:” Here comes the sale » or proposed to me: « Shop online “.

“The Bistro” Forest & Moon » Displayed in English only: « A plant-based diet is the best “.’s businesses Bubble tea Paris has plenty. At Chatime, they encourage me to try a new flavor: ” Try it once “.

Fig coffee is a ” Organic juice bar “.

at the mall” My Beaugrenelle”, I was proposed to become a member Silver, gold where Platinum “.

I read in Newsletter » of former model Inès de la Fressange We no longer talk about restaurants or bars on the roof of hotels, but « the roof “, “It does a lot more glamour “.

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I’m “The Big tower », « A festival of company in France, pride made in France » It offers a free concert « French touch », with one of the stars of speech.

Love the dress but want to pay for it in three installments? Scalapay Company offers: ” If you like it, do ScalaPay “.

in she is france, A columnist invited us with her behind the scenes “to” is important » of the Fête de la Musique, to give us his « Tips » And said in his time Make-up preparation “, is a little ” bug and changes in “ last minute “.

It makes me laugh when the French think they speak English but use the wrong expressions. ” take away “instead of” take out “.

At Starbucks, I was surprised to see the products labeled with a much larger English name than the French translation, contrary to what is done in Quebec. It gives demonstrative absurdities for ” Breakfast Croissant Bun In the heart of Paris.

Starbucks summer ad? ” summer. Color, freshness. »

And at Burger King, they advertise a burger for “ Onions are a bacon lover “.

I even saw in a shop window: “Here we areHop lightly “.

French is no more

During my walk through the streets of Paris, I am entertained at the corner of rue Jean de la Fontaine and rue George Sand.

But what does a writer do? Fictional stories And a wonderful writer Devil’s Pond By looking at what happened to Paris? Shocking, isn’t it ?

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