Let's face it: nobody wants to be the American in Paris who can't even take a stab at bonjour. But I know it can be hard to get motivated to learn a new language, so I've put together a sweet lesson of useful phrases, all taught by the sweetest of fluent speaking teachers--French macarons--in the sweetest of classrooms: the opulent Palace of Versailles.
What to say when those freedom-loving French ladies bare all? You tell them to reign it in. Translation: "Be Modest!"
Even though you're in a foreign country, you should never feel like you can't speak your mind. Translation: "My apartment is nicer."
If you're enjoying yourself, by all means, let it be known! Translation: "I'm the king of the world!"
Because you never know when you'll brush shoulders with greatness...Translation: "Hello Descartes. What's up?"
Now, little macaron, that's just rude! This is a family site.
Be polite, but do let your desires be known. Translation: "I'm hungry!" and response "Where's the beef?"
Of course, you should be aware that sometimes different cultures have customs which we might not understand. Translation: "The horror!"
...and of course, because we are at Versailles, let's give a little shout-out to Marie Antoinette's famous declaration. Roughly translates to "Let them eat cake!"
See? You're practically fluent already. Learning French was never so much fun--or so délicieux.