Monday, September 24, 2012

The complete inability to be positive

A French compliment:                      C'etait pas mal  It's not bad.

What French person telling you that 'you are right' sounds like:

       Ce n'est pas fausse It's not wrong.

A good restaurant/movie/play/etc.:      C'est correcte It's correct.

I have an Iphone.  I have never, not once seen any French Application rated above a 3.5. 

Where Americans say "That was AMAZING!"
A Parisian will say "It was good."

For survival I have had to learn translation skills and so I imagine them jumping up and down on the inside when they say
"C'était bon."

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