What’s wrong with saying “Yum, this is very delicious!” or “Wow, this is very beautiful!” Nothing…in English. However, a literal translation of these expressions -along with a few others- doesn’t work in French. Here’s why.
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Super / génial / formidable / merveilleux / grandiose / fabuleux
Magnifique / superbe
Meilleur / mieux
absolument = absolutely
“Miam! C’est très délicieux!” ? “Miam ! C’est vraiment / absolument délicieux !”
(= Yum ! It’s really / absolutely delicious !)
” Wahou ! C’est très magnifique ! “? ” Wahou ! C’est vraiment / absolument magnifique ! ”
(= Wow ! That’s really / absolutely beautiful!)
LINKS and RESOURCES
- My article (+ free worksheet) “Meilleur and Mieux in French”: https://frenchyourway.com.au/meilleur-and-mieux-in-french
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