So if I want to order our chips in America, what do I ask for?
There is a Wikipedia entry on this topic as well as another video at the Voice of America that give more information on the topic if you're interested.
The last time I was here an older man suggested we go someplace to "make love until we cry."I thanked him and said no.
The second time I briefly bonded with a Frenchman over NYC and after a mere 30 minutes into our conversation, he asked if I wanted to go some place to "f**k." My answer, in that case, was obvious. If American men could take a lesson (or two or five) from French men, and quit beating around the bush, they'd be better off.
As a born and raised American, I'm cursed with a slew of American hang-ups.
I came here two years ago under similar circumstances thanks to the same person, and found that (although I have always allowed him back in my life like the idiot that I am) spending time away in a foreign city alone was the best thing I could possibly do.
Best wishes, Peter The Learn English Team Hello Nizam, The video on this page focuses on some differences in vocabulary, but there can also be differences in other areas such as spelling and pronunciation.Actually, the very concept of dating is not very clearly defined in France. It mostly consists in saying “Would you like to [insert something about dining, going to a movie or similar activities here] together?” You usually ask this to the girl after you’ve known her a little, having met her at work, school, through common friends, etc.I'm living in Paris, where the men are a bit more upfront about what they want. 90% of Americans outside of New York City [yes, go ahead and bash me, plebes, for having standards].) One of the best parts about being in France is the way men approach me. I thought for the sake of my heart and sanity, I'd do an apartment swap with a woman here for a month and let the healing from my recent breakup begin. But as someone who has dated/bedded mostly Europeans since I moved to New York City, I'm fortunate enough to have been unraveled from my sheltered, Catholic upbringing and been given a spank — both literally and metamorphically. I'm not into guys who like sports and wear white socks (ie.
Man: Yeah, I picked up some of the American words, and now I forget which ones to use!