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Hello. I am starting research on a possible trip to Papeete  for a few day en-route to Australia. I know that French is the predominant language. How much English is spoken there? For example would Air BNB hosts speak English? What about car rental agencies, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Would a non-French speaker be able to communicate? I want to minimize travelling stress on the family. Thanks for your help.

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On 1/22/2020 at 9:35 AM, PMT51 said:

Hello. I am starting research on a possible trip to Papeete  for a few day en-route to Australia. I know that French is the predominant language. How much English is spoken there? For example would Air BNB hosts speak English? What about car rental agencies, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Would a non-French speaker be able to communicate? I want to minimize travelling stress on the family. Thanks for your help.

 

We’ve stayed twice at Airbnb’s and both times run by couples. It happened that one member spoke English and other spoke French. You’ll be fine.

We’ve never been in a business in Tahiti where there was no one who spoke English.

 

Edited by Petoonya

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