So, what are some of the funny Franglais conversations you’ve had with the French? Please send in your comments, I can always use a few more chuckles in my life. 664 more words
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Word of the Week…en Français!
journalier, ière /ʒuʀnalje, jɛʀ/ (noun)
Day laborer, especially in farm work, but not exclusively. Found widely in historical and contemporary sources, this is an excellent word to demonstrate the risk of ‘false friends’ and the proof of the adage ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.’ When I first encountered this word next to the name of a father in an Ontario birth registry, I thought – ‘he was a journalist!’ I then began to see the word more frequently and I thought, ‘Wow! 25 more words
I know, not a Swedish title today, but bear with me – the post contains quite a lot of Swedish today.
When having a conversation with a group of friends the other day, we came up with a list of Swedish word which are DEFINITELY NOT helpful if you speak English as a first language. 462 more words