How to Fake French. My friend Meredith, an American living in France for as many years as I have, shared this and I thought it was funny. The clip has four steps on how to fake French, No. # 2 is especially true. Did I ever tell you about the time I had an entire conversation with a French saleswoman by make sounds similar to step NO. # 2. Well I did, and in the end I bought a blouse from her shop.