We have all heard of one stereotype or another about the French... French people stink, they don't take their bath daily and wear a lot of perfume in order to cover up the stench, they never speak English, they love wine, cheese and baguettes, they smoke a lot, they dress like fashion models, their women don't shave their armpits, and the list continues...
|The rude French Waiter 1|
Here in Cagnes-sur -mer, there seem to be a high concentration of old people. I have never seen these much old people who look as sad as if they didn't live their life to the fullest. All I see is sadess and a glimpse of regret. But that's my interpretation, ...as a Lagosian.
But I can say that the French Language is a very polite language...
|The rude French Waiter 2|
- for one or more persons
- for someone you are familiar with or not
- for someone older than you are or not
- Tu is the informal you used when you have a certain closeness with the person you are speaking to : God, your parents, your siblings, a relative, a friend, a peer, a colleague, a child, etc.
- Vous is the formal you used to show respect or maintain a certain distance or formality with someone. Vous is used when speaking to someone you don't know well, an older person, an authority figure, anyone to whom you wish to show respect. Vous is also the plural you - you have to use it when talking to more than one person, no matter how close you are.