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It often happened to me.. When I was asking a question in French I usually get the answer in English. Is it because of my name ? :D
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    james324
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 08:02 AM - #permalink
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    Thank you so much for everything once again!! You are awesome!!
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 08:01 AM - #permalink
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    I am glad I could help you with your little problem, mate ! Good luck with your French from now on!!
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 08:00 AM - #permalink
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    You don't need to thank me for this :) I did my best to help you and that's all that matters.
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    james324
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:57 AM - #permalink
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    I find both of your opinions correct at the same time to be honest.. Thank you for supporting me !
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:56 AM - #permalink
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    I totally agree with you but as long as there are many French people who choose to stare without saying anything creating a strange situation, I think that receiving an answer in English or French is still way better than receiving no answer :)
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:53 AM - #permalink
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    For someone who wants to improve their skill in mastering this language it may be somehow frustrating in my opinion..
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:48 AM - #permalink
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    By the way.. I would say as long as they are responding, regardless of whether they respond in English or French, you're doing well. Many Parisians might just stare at you with a blank face... So, after all, it doesn't really matter is they answer in French or English..
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    james324
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:42 AM - #permalink
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    Thank you for your advice !! I have to admit that I am a little unsure when it comes to speaking to a native speaker.. I will try to boost my confidence and see what happens ! :)
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:40 AM - #permalink
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    It is amazing that you have that certificate but when speaking this language you have to be really confident about your skill ;) As a previous user said you should not feel ashamed about this :)
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:37 AM - #permalink
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    I believe that my French is on point.. I have a TEFL certificate and I have been learning and speaking this language since I was a little boy..
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:33 AM - #permalink
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    Sorry for this question.. but how is your French ? I think there may be a small possibility that they do this because your French is not exactly on point.. Just saying.. ;)
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:23 AM - #permalink
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    Also, I can assure you that some people do this because they take this as an opportunity to practice their English.. It is true that at the same time you want to practice your French with them, but you can just continue speaking in English. :P
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    james324
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 07:03 AM - #permalink
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    Thank you for your opinion.. I would feel way better to receive in answer in French, to be honest :)
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 06:52 AM - #permalink
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    Well, your name may be a possibility :) Maybe they answer in English because they think that you are just a tourist and they want to make sure that you understand each other.. Don't feel ashamed or anything similar ;)
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