"They don't speak French"
On holiday in France with a French classic. That way you can talk to people again. Certainly when you save your law in French. And then you hear something again.
For example, there is some resentment towards the Dutch among French lovers of the French brands. After all, "We" have all DSs, Ducks, R4s and you name it removed from France? A cup in a French classic magazine already roared in chocolate letters. The Dutch are coming to steal our XMs! ”
When searching for parts, French people therefore increasingly end up in the Netherlands. With Dutch traders with whom communication is very difficult. Because the Dutch don't preach French. Add to that the fact that speaking English is not usually the strong point of the French ...
So here is a tip for people who want to do business with the French: Take a French course this winter at your local Volksuniversiteit and buy the dictionaries car technology F-NL and NL-F from Henk Wagenaar Hummelinck.
A world will open for you. Even if you look at how uninhibited the French themselves deal with their heritage.