We’ve all had those disconcerting moments – you’re chatting casually in French when you’re stopped cold by a phrase that sounds so bizarre that you wonder if you’re actually dreaming. No, it was (usually) just an idiom.
French slang can be terrifying: we spend years trying to perfect our grammar, master the most intelligent vocab, and sound sophisticated, and suddenly all of that’s thrown up in the air when we encounter a French person speaking in slang.
Food shopping in Paris is an absolute dream. With boulangeries, epiceries, boucheries and patisseries lining the streets, what would elsewhere just be a dull trip around the supermarket becomes vibrant, cultural and fun.