Monday, May 31, 2010

A Parisian in Texas


This week I recorded Patrick Rech, a volunteer from France. You can hear his voice here. Patrick is a former Parisian who now lives in the United States. As an American who came close to settling in France, and who has a great appreciation for life in France (the 35 hour work week, long vacations, affordable health-care, shared bicycles, good public transportation, markets in the city square) it was really interesting to talk to someone who chose life in the US. Patrick appreciates the entrepreneurial friendly climate, the can-do attitude, and enjoys the more expansive personal space that the more spread out American cities allow. (Part of this decision to stay might have been influenced by that American women love his french accent) In the end I think that both societies have something to offer.

Cette semaine, j'ai enregistré Patrick Rech, un bénévole français. Vous pouvez entendre sa voix ici. Patrick est un ancien parisien qui habite maintenant aux États-Unis. En tant qu’Américain qui s'est presque installé en France, et qui a une grande appréciation pour la vie en France (la semaine de travail de 35 heures, les longues vacances, les prix de soins médicales abordables, les vélos partagés, les bons réseaux de transports publics, les marchés au centre ville), c'était vraiment intéressant de parler à quelqu'un qui a choisi la vie aux États-Unis. Patrick apprécie le climat favorable a l’entrepreneuriat, l'attitude dynamique, et aime bien l'espace personnel plus expansif que les villes américaines plus étendues permettent. (Une partie de sa décision de rester pourrait avoir été influencée par le fait que les femmes américaines adorent son accent français.) En fin de compte je pense que les deux sociétés ont quelque chose à offrir.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great effort! Patrick
    I love learning French and many other languages.
    LC

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  2. thank you for the great effort!i love iearning foring languages

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  3. thank all of you very much!!

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  4. Thank you for this great web-site. It is a great resource for my students who are learning French.

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  5. I really miss your site! I could not even help in yahoo.com/answers without it. Please, never give up. If you need help in French or English, or even a bit in Hebrew, just tell me.

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  6. Very Nice...
    I like your site

    Andreas
    www.pflanzen.shop.ch

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