Advice in French is un avis. Almost the same word with the same meaning “opinion given as to further action”. We knew a person who was considering whether to undergo a medical procedure. Her daughter-in-law persuaded her that it was a good idea so she had the operation. Unfortunately the outcome was very sad and she ended up in a wheel chair. The daughter-in-law was blamed for giving the wrong advice and was ostracized by the whole family!
Another example concerned my husband and myself. Whilst working for Haven holidays in the Vendee region of France and living in a mobile home, we started to search for a property to buy. We found a new development south of Les Sables d’Olonne and were about to pay a deposit on a beautiful flat. The selling agents told us that it was a marvellous investment as the site would become a very prosperous port. On returning to the Haven campsite we told the owners of our plan. “Don’t do it “ they said “it will never become a port as the tides are completely wrong for that to happen.” We bought a house on the Vendean Coast instead. Have you guessed? Within a few years the place where we nearly bought the flat became a spectacular port both for pleasure and fishing boats! We didn’t mind as we loved our home anyway.
However think twice about the wisdom of bestowing your advice!
I wish you a lovely October!