Swearing in French, swearing in English
MONTREAL - How does ... languages mean that the two solitudes, especially in Montreal, are closer than we think? Vincent: In the past, where in the business world bosses were English, the French workers had no choice but to use many English words.
13 Untranslatable Words
Dictionary of Untranslatables is a word ... seem to be untranslatable but of course they do have special meanings and mythologies that can be unfolded. We know what we mean when we say something or someone is ‘very French’ or ‘very English’.
A British Start to the Tour de France Forces the English to Wonder: What Does Being English Mean Anymore?
A quintessentially French event ... nature of nationality, the meaning of allegiance to tribe and flag, the quality of butter, and the right glaze for a suckling pig. We open where the race opens, in England. These days the English are worrying deeply ...
Why Is the Word the So Difficult to Define?
It's the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around ... so clearly it must be doing something important. Words have meaning. That's fundamental, isn't it? So what does "the," a word that seems to be supporting a significant portion ...
Not Every Familiar Word In A Foreign Language Is Your Friend
Due to "false friends" — sneaky words that don't mean what we think they mean. A Spanish teacher I once studied under told me about her most mortifying language moment ... is why preservatif in French means "birth control." English speakers have false ...