Oui. Je parle francais. As long as you speak slowly and I have my IPhone with the Larousse app handy.
Et aussi – j’aime bien: “Pardon, madame, mais vous savez….?”
That means some one is asking me something French! Usually directions. And most times I can actually help. I like being taken for a French person. I feel in disguise!
And today I asked directions for myself – and the gentleman at the reception desk didn’t understand me. It was frustrating. Got my answer. Walked away. Stopped and went back. What the heck – I want to get better. So I asked him, in French, why he didn’t understand me before – was I pronouncing something wrong? I wanted to improve. He and his colleague both said oh no my French is good – he couldn’t hear me!
Well. Not so sure about that. But it’s not a typical French response so maybe he was telling the truth.