French was a mandatory course through school for me so yes, I speak some, though not fluently, lol
Miss M, Oui je parle francais et j'aime du vin Francaise, Hongrois, Americain, Canadienne ... aussi.
After six years of French classes, here's my basic repertoire:
Comment allez vous?
Tres bien, merci. Et vous?
Comme ci. Comme ca.
I am in the process of learning, but not doing so well at it. Mon français est très mauvais
People who are french! The rest of us apparently do not speak it well enough for the french!
Je ne parlais pas francais. I do know a little bit of Haitian Creole which is based on French, but that's because I live in Florida and I have a few friends who are Haitian.
One of the first things my daughter said about being home from her trip to France was that she was glad people were speaking English ;-) I asked her later if she had used French when in France, and if they understood her, and she gave me one of those eye-roll "yes, mom" responses. She has not liked French in school - gave up after 3 semesters, but it seemed to be enough to get her by on her trip this summer.
Il y avait une fois I spoke French fluently. In fact I worked in France for a while. But it's been 30 years....
Oui, je suis Barbara Manatee, see?
Spoke it well enough to be ostracized by a Frenchman about 15 years ago, but started to learn German and got it all mixed up.
Je parle soooo shrecklich (sp)!
Might work in Switzerland. Who knows.
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