Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Culture(s): Talking to strangers

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Conception: Aphrodite Maravelaki et Christine Renard, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 01/08/2013 - Modified on 29/11/2019

Culture(s) / Talking to strangers


In your country, what do you say when you want to ask a stranger for information? Do you speak the same way to people older than you are as you do to people your age?

When travelling, you often need to ask strangers for directions or information.

When French-speakers address someone in the street, they use the "vous" form and polite phrases. Among themselves, the younger generation often goes from the "vous" form to the "tu" form without asking for permission.

Women can be the first to speak to men.

In Quebec people are much more likely to use informal language with a stranger.
 



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