Jun 232010

(asked by Megan from Brisbane) As an Australian myself, I am curious as to how the French generally perceive my country and our culture. What do French people think of Australians and Australia? Do they just perceive us as another group of English-speaking barbarians or do they see us in another way? Also, how do the French regard our culture, with regard to our films, artists, literature, gastronomy (or lack thereof) and so forth? It does not seem that Australia [Read the rest]

Jul 182008

(asked by Leah from… well, I assume she’s from Australia) Also, I assume you want to know what French people think of the Aussie accent in French, not in English, right? Just in case, I’ll answer both. So, what do French people think of the Aussie accent when they hear an Australian speak English? Well, most French people won’t recognize it as their knowledge of English rarely includes recognizing accents.And as far as French people that have a good knowledge [Read the rest]