Yesterday, I strung my first semi-complex sentence of French together, and the victim on the receiving end of my mauvais French understood it perfectly. Oftentimes they assess your poor French then respond immediately in English, but they did not this time. This was the sentence, I’m too lazy to look up the French spelling:  May I ask if you can tell me where the Napoleon apartment is? (I also understood the response … straight ahead, then left then right.)