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Etiquette Question..

Polly | Jul 24, 2004 02:55 PM

hi all, this is probably a stupid question, but..

I'm taking a trip with two of my friends to Montreal this August, and I have a concern about the bilingual nature of the city. I know a little bit of a French and could survive, though not fluently converse. But which do you assume when you're talking to people: French, or English??

I just don't want to offend anyone. I am not adverse to trying French but if I can avoid sounding like a total idiot, lol, that would be good too. Do I ask, in French, if someone speaks English first? Or do I just assume? I desperately want to know these things to avoid an unpleasant scene. Thanks for your time,


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