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Essential French: Politeness

By January 16, 2014

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Being polite is absolutely essential. Before you go to France, be sure you know how to say "please" and "thank you" at the very least.
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October 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm
(1) Roger Hilyer says:

I see my neighbour. I call out cheerily to him with a question as we walk towards each other. When we meet we shake hands and exchange ca va. I then expect him to answer the question, but he doesn’t. I had spoken to him before we had shaken hands, so he had not “heard” me. I repeat the question and he answers it very happily. He is not being rude, he is teaching me politeness. I am a slow learner.

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