How To Read An Ad

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French not your first language?  How about abbreviated French housing lingo?  Click on the images below for sample ads pulled from one of France’s most popular housing websites.

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Want to respond?  You will likely need a strong command of the French language if you are not responding to an English language ad.  It might be best to have a friend who does speak French help you, as a foreign accent or poor command of the language could prompt a negative response (if they don’t have to hassle with a foreign language because they have a hundred other native French speakers knocking, why would they?)

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Brenna

I've lived in France since August 2006 with a stint back in Washington, DC for a year. Ten months of my time in France were spent in Rouen - the Normandy town known for, among other things, Joan of Arc's death and Monet's study of light. With the years that pass, Paris is constantly transformed by the interesting people I meet who open up new doors in this amazing city.

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