Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sono Francese?

For over a year I have been trying to blend into this culture that I love so much and not seem like an American tourist.  Only the latter has been successful. 

Now they think I'm French.

I'm not sure what went wrong.  My spoken Italian is strongly affected by my southern accent and as soon as I utter a simple "ciao", they know I'm not local. (My pronunciation is really quite horrendous.)  Now though, instead of switching to English, people have started speaking to me in French.

Oh well, could be worse.  Au Revoir.


  1. I love it ma belle amie!! When I lived in France for a semester, some of the locals thought I was English - I guess my French pronunciation made me sound British. At least you don't sound like an American tourist anymore!;)

  2. That is funny. When we were in Spain, I was speaking Spanish as I was attempting to purchase a vase. The understanding between me and the employee was next to nil so I tried German. That worked a little better. Then I said something to Charlie in English and the employee laughed heartily and began speaking English. As it turned out, she was from Britain.

  3. You're such an international woman!