Oh là là! Where’s my baguette?

Yes, I’ve spent three semesters learning French in a rigorous academic setting here in Paris, but there are still those moments when I just have to fake it … like hanging out last night in a bar with French college students, or sitting around the dinner table with my French family, or taking an oral exam. Truth be told, I understand what they’re saying to me SO much less than they think I do, but I put on a good act!

So, go pour a glass of red, grab that baguette, sit back, and enjoy this little gem a friend found on the Internet:

And don’t worry if you can’t quite make out what she’s saying about Americans in Step Four. You don’t really have to understand it—just shake your head and cuss a little!

© 2012 Samuel Michael Bell, all rights reserved (not the video, of course … if only I were so talented)

3 thoughts on “Oh là là! Where’s my baguette?

  1. Hi Marti … please go right ahead and share! The video is something a friend found on Youtube back before my oral exam a few weeks ago and I rolled laughing because it’s SO true! I’m glad it made you laugh. Learning a new language can be so frustrating, and trying to fit in in a new country can be disheartening and lonely at times … just hang in there. It will come … and if it doesn’t, just stuff some bread in your mouth and “oh là là” until they leave you alone! Ha ha!

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