If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I’m always curious and passionate about where the words come from. This is also extremely helpful to find out as words then make more sense and become more memorable. In my everyday life, I do ponder or suddenly find connections between English and French words, or between French words themselves and in this episode, I’d like to share some of them with you!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Pho –> un pot au feu (pot au fau, beef stew)
Un four = an oven
la fournaise = inferno, blazing fire ; furnace
une cave = a cellar
a cave = une grotte
une caverne (grande grotte) = cave, cavern
caverneux = cavernous (landscape) ; hollow (sound)
Un balayage = highlightning, balayage (US)
un parasol / un parapluie
un paratonnerre = a lightning rod
une chute = a fall, a drop
LINKS and RESOURCES!
- French Voices, episode 38 : Marie Treps, Linguist and Author of “Oh là là, ces Français!” (PART 1): frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode38
- French Voices, episode 39 : Marie Treps, Linguist and Author of “Oh là là, ces Français!” (PART 2): frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode39
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