Most people know the French say “de rien” for “You’re welcome, but few know we also say “Il n’y a pas de quoi” knowing that when we speak fast, we will completely drop the initial “Il”. In Spanish, it is the word for word translation of what we say in French: “De nada” (“of nothing”).
In French, the standard word is “thongs” (“h” is silent) even though many people also call them “tatanes”. In Spanish, the stadard word is “sandalias” but you can also say “chanclas” or “chancletas”.
“Caisse épargne” is French for “Savings bank“. They actually use the same word in Spanish: “Caja de ahorros“. “Epargner” is a bit of an old word we still use for “to save” (money). It is also use for “to spare” (someone).
When in a pool or in the ocean, “J’ai pied” means you can touch the bottom.
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Well, the French will use the word “fainéant” even more than “paresseux”. In Spanish, you can also use the words “flojo” or “holgazán”. You can also use “flojo” as a noun to say “Es un flojo”. Come back tonight for the answer!
Canadians call “socks” “des bas”, which in French from Europe means “stockings”. “Socks” in Europe are called “chaussettes”. In Spain, a car is called “un coche” while in Latin America, they mostly call it “un carro”.
Accent circonflexe is used to show there used to be an “s” after the accent circonflexe in old French. It is an “s” you still see in some English and Spanish words. It can also be the case of some accent aigus such as “étudier” (estudiar = to study & un étudiant = a […]
Well, the answer can be very confusing for a native speaker! I will tell you a little story to give you the answer. I met my first good French Canadian friends about 2 years ago. One day, they called me and asked me if I wanted to come over for “dinner“. I said “Sure, what […]
Both the French & the Spanish verb have the same root in the latin verb: “disjejunare” which means “to stop” or “to break the fast”. The verbs “jeûner” and “ayunar” mean “to fast”. This will bring us to tomorrow’s question of the day regarding the names of meals in French & Spanish.
“Parfois” is the most formal way of saying “sometimes”. You will hear many people say “des fois” (literally “some times”) even though it is poor French.
Find out the answers tonight! 10:40 pm P.S.T: Well, we can also say “marrant” for “drôle” (funny). It was originally colloquial, but it has become mainstream with time. The reflexive verb “se marrer” has remained colloquial, is very much used, and means “to laugh” or “to have fun”. Latin Americans don’t use the […]
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In France, the word for “birthday” is “anniversaire“, but in Canada, they call it “une fête” as in “party” or “celebration”. “Fête” is also a saint’s day in the Catholic calendar, so it is always very strange to hear Canadians talk about their “fête”. So of course, to say “happy birthday”, they won’t say […]
Look at this: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/22/french-teens-unable-cope-with-baccalaureate-english-question
The days of the week in French & Spanish come from the planets of our solar system: – Lune (Moon) – Mars – Mercure – Jupiter – Venus – Saturne – Dies Dominica = Day of the Lord In English, 5 days of the week come from Germanic or Anglo-Saxon gods: – Moonday – […]