Z Life in English in Paris

Every year, I spend a month in Paris with my family. I discovered the country of my birth, which I left as a young man.

Every year, I see English dominating. If you think English is ubiquitous in Montreal, it’s no better in Paris.

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When you’re walking in Paris, you see ads for Pastis on bus shelters. Born in Marseilles”. On the walls, an ad for Sephora: ” Your best leather bottle “. A sports center declares itself: Fit 20. Fit in 20 minutes a week “. On TV, it’s an ad for Schweppes: ” It’s aperitif time, and I love it “.

I haven’t seen many businesses with English sounding names. A fish and seafood restaurant “Only the sea “Asian Restaurants” Oh my noodles “and” Eat it “Gluten Free Waffles” Delicious and guilt-free », « Pablo Mini, Cheese sour », « Agabi, Greek street food “.

Stylish shop Good stuff “Posts in its window for compilation” Summer “:” Here comes the sale » or proposes to me: « Buy online “.

Bistro” Forest & Moon » Displayed in English only: « Best of all plant-based foods “. businesses Bubble tea Abounds in Paris. At Chatime, they encourage me to try a new flavor: ” Try it once “.

fig coffee is a ” Organic juice bar “.

at the mall” N Beaugrenelle”, I volunteered to become a member Silver, gold Where Vanbon “.

I read in newsletter » Of former model Inès de la Fressange, we are no longer talking about restaurants or bars on the roof of hotels, but « roof ” , ” It gets even more Attractiveness “.

Saw ads for “The”. Big tower », « Festival of the company in France, pride made in France» It offers a free concert « The French Touch », one of the stars the voice.

Want a dress, but need to pay for it in three installments? Scalapay Company offers: “ If you like it, measure it “.

In she is france, A columnist called us with her Backstage “to” Principal » of the Fête de la Musique, his Notes » and said during his Makeup product “, there was a little ” error and “Changes At the last minute “.

I laugh when I think the French speak English but use the wrong expressions. ” take away ” instead ” take out “.

At a Starbucks, I was surprised to see the products labeled with a much larger English name than the French translation, as opposed to the translation done in Quebec. It presents absurdities as a spectacle.” Breakfast croissant bread In the heart of Paris.

Starbucks summer promotion? ” Summer. Color, freshness. »

And at Burger King, they advertise a burger with ” Onion is a pork lover “.

I even looked in a shop window: “Here we areLittle jump “.

French is no longer what it is

As I was walking through the streets of Paris, I found myself entertaining at the corner of rue Jean de la Fontaine and rue George Sand.

But what does the teacher do? myths And a great writer Devil’s Pond By looking at what happened to Paris? Shocking, isn’t it? ?

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