I’m in a small group of neighbours and feel it’s perhaps time I withdrew politely so as not to convey uninterest or to be unduly disruptive.
What’s a friendly phrase to use that doesn’t sound brusque or too formal, and should it be rounded off with a round of hand-clasps?
I’m more confident about speaking and joining in now, but with that confidence has come a growing awareness of the subtleties of French discourse, and of its non-verbal components, especially some discomfort (in others and myself) caused by unintentional faux pas. Do others notice this? I think it’s probably just a stage in learning, or am I being too sensitive (again)?
I ‘hear’ some of you chuckling “@Peter_Goble being too sensitive? Pull the other one…!”