Have you watched the latest binge-watch phenomenon on Netflix? Did you think Emily was just bloody well adorable? Do you want to pay a visit to the city of love?

Well, we don’t blame you! But – while we love Emily’s ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ approach to speaking French, we thought it might be helpful to compile a few short phrases for when you make your trip to la ville lumière. Drop these into conversation, and you’ll be chatting with locals in no time – we promise!

‘Ce programme est une métaphore du colonialisme américain’

 ‘Mon français est horrible’

 ‘Je suis un crétin’