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Tips to survive France when you don’t know French

Tips to survive France when you don’t know French

Fake it til you make it.

THERE’S DEBATE OVER how much in-person communication is non-verbal. I’ve heard 90%; if you believe research then perhaps it’s somewhere between 60% to 70%. In any case, it’s clear that the majority of communication happens not between our mouths and our ears, but between our eyes and our body movements. Which definitely explains all the misinterpretations on Facebook and over email.

The misinterpretations in the above video occur due to the fact that she has no clue what’s being said. But she’s getting by; sometimes that’s enough.

Watch the video: What Life is Really Like In France. France Culture Shocks. Expat Living in Paris (October 2020).