How To Read An Ad


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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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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