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BORROWED WORDS – MIMICKING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE       

21 Apr
BORROWED WORDS – MIMICKING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE       

“The problem with the French,  is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur,” said George W. Bush, USA President (2000 – 2008).

French is a Indo-European language spoken in France, Belgium, Swizerland, Canada, Louisiana, West Africa, Caribbean and Indo-China.

There are hundreds of words borrowed from French into English – only a selection is given here. They can be grouped into several classes:

Food and eating (“biscuit”, “menu”), military terms (“camouflage”, “coup d’etat”), diplomatic words (“diplomat”, “regime”), entertainment (“ballet”, “sport”) and many others.
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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in entertainment, FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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One response to “BORROWED WORDS – MIMICKING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE       

  1. Sascha Darlington

    April 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

    thanks. the quote gave me a giggle! :)

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