March 20 is “International Francophonie Day.”
Of course, I didn’t know this until I was reading an article on Flipboard. The article, 23 things you don’t know about the French language until you live in France, had some interesting advice for those of us trying to learn more of the language.
One of the words that French-speaking people love to hear is bonjour. The article cited another book, The Bonjour Effect.
The article suggested that as an American traveling in France that you couldn’t say a heartfelt bonjour enough. If you thought you were saying it too much, you were likely hitting on the right amount.
Further in the article, the article told me that you could say: re-hello. I’m sure my eyes got big with surprise.
Rebonjour. You can say it when you see someone for a second time in the same day. The article suggested that using rebonjour means you’re using French more like a local. Rebonjour, mes amis. ❤