By Indiandisaster - 18/09/2012 00:25 - India - Madras
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That's a pretty silly thing to say, but it sounds like you're not accounting for the lack of advantages/ education many of these kids might have grown up with. And do you know all the cities in India/ China/ Thailand/ any other country on the other side of the world from you?
it isnt, but since Paris has 2.2 million people, for the city proper(metro of 12 million), and the second largest, Marseilles, has 850,000 (metro of 1.8 million), yeah, you can make a good case for France only having one real large city. Montreal, in Canada, is the second largest french city in the world, with 1.6 million, and a metro of 4.1 million.
Okay? He's clearly never been there, and it doesn't seem like his French courses covered geography like a lot of Western language courses do. As someone else said, we tend to be very regionally focused and sometimes forget there's a world outside our window. Hell, I'm well-educated and sometimes forget there is more than just Paris, because more often than not, that's the only city you hear about!
So that's a no, right? I bet there's at least one more! Just an FYI, there tends to be a stereotype in America where aAmericans think some foreigners believe that New York is the capital of the USA. Or, on a somewhat more local basis, that Chicago is the capital of Illinois. Even some people from the USA get the Chicago thing wrong though