English Vs French

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English Vs French

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French vs. English :

French vs. English www.navdeepkumar.com

French language:

French language French is a Romance language spoken by about 338 million people. It is the third most spoken language in Europe, after German and English, and is also spoken in parts of Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania French was widely used as a diplomatic language from the 17th century until the middle of the 20th century, when English replaced it in that role. It is still used in many international organizations, www.navdeepkumar.com

English language:

English language English is without a doubt the actual universal language. It is the world's second largest native language, the official language in 70 countries .English can be at least understood almost everywhere among scholars and educated people, as it is the world media language, and the language of cinema, TV, pop music and the computer world. www.navdeepkumar.com

French vs. English:

French vs. English 1. English nuances lacking in French Verbs Adjectives, Adverbs Nouns www.navdeepkumar.com

English nuances lacking in French :

English nuances lacking in French Verbs annuler : cancel, annul, nullify, rescind, void, overrule... effacer : delete, erase, rub out, efface, clear, wipe... escalader : scale, escalade, climb (up), clamber (up), marcher : walk, pace, march, tramp, trek, hike, troop, stomp, tiptoe, crawl, trespass, swagger, lumber, lurch, pound, etc. regarder : look, watch, behold, regard, view, gape, gawk, gaze, glare, glance, glimpse, goggle, peek, peep, peer, etc. www.navdeepkumar.com

English nuances lacking in French :

English nuances lacking in French Adjectives, Adverbs antérieur , précédent : former, previous, anterior, suivant : following, next, succeeding cher , coûteux : dear, expensive, costly, pricey dernier, ultime : last, latest, late, latter, rearmost, faux : wrong, mistaken, false, fake rapide : brisk, fast, quick, rapid, snappy, swift étonné , stupéfait : amazed, astonished, astounded, dazed, dazzled, open-mouthed, stunned, stupefied effrayé : afraid, frightened, scared www.navdeepkumar.com

English nuances lacking in French :

English nuances lacking in French Nouns capacité : capacity, capability, ability, skills fil : string, thread, wire, yarn... fou : crazy, mad, foolish, insane, lunatic... maladie : disease, illness, sickness, ailment, www.navdeepkumar.com

Single French word vs. multiple English words with different meanings :

Single French word vs. multiple English words with different meanings Words with the same root and the same original meaning have sometimes acquired a quite different modern usage, or even a completely different meaning. French usually kept a single word with a broad meaning covering all the usages, whereas English selected or developed another word from the same root, or used both the Germanic and Latin words to differentiate them. www.navdeepkumar.com

Single French word vs. multiple English words with different usages :

Single French word vs. multiple English words with different usages Some words basically mean the same, but have a different usage. You could say "give money to charity", but the proper usage is "donate". Likewise, the usage is to say that a poem is profound, but a lake is deep. adolescent : adolescent, teenager, teen adulte : adult, grown-up aggraver : worsen, aggravate agrandir : enlarge, aggrandise amoureux : in love, enamoured , amorous www.navdeepkumar.com

English words with no single-word French equivalent :

English words with no single-word French equivalent Some very common words in English cannot be translated by just one word in French and require a phrase or expression instead. healthy (about a person) : en bonne santé cheap : bon marché shallow : peu profond both/either : les deux / l'un ou l'autre hound : chien de chasse to hug : serrer [ qn ] dans ses bras www.navdeepkumar.com

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