Subject: RE: Learn Better Italian or add a bit of French for Paris?
Dear Paul,

The two languages are so different in pronunciation and language that I doubt very much that most Parisians will understand your Italian. You will find that many people speak English, and if you encounter Spaniards they will be able to understand your Italian better. I have a fair amount of knowledge of both French and Italian, though they are both Latin languages they are just too different to be interchangeable. Fanny in chilly NYC