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French Words and Expressions Used in English

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English has borrowed most of its words from other languages. Here are the most popular French words and expressions that are used in everyday English.

Rated 4 points - posted 10 years ago by mdolleris in category Other.
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déjà vu Report Abuse
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Croissant Report Abuse
It is a useful fact and croissant us used a lot in the English launguage
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genre Report Abuse
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Buffet Report Abuse
Kids at rvms here ya go
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à la mode Report Abuse
This literally translates to "in fashion" or "in style," but we took it to mean "with ice cream."
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portrait Report Abuse
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caf'e Report Abuse
it is a good word
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cul-de-sac Report Abuse
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femme fatale Report Abuse
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au jus Report Abuse
It translates to "in the juice" and means something served with the meat's natural juices.
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un pan chocolate Report Abuse
because pan chocolate is a famous delisous french breakfast item that people in england say alot
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bouquet Report Abuse
because i want i to be
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orange Report Abuse
because its common and everyone needs to no
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en masse Report Abuse
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apéritif Report Abuse
While it comes from the Latin for "to open," the French and English use it to mean cocktail.
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carte blanche Report Abuse
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à la carte Report Abuse
Literally meaning "on the menu," we use it to mean ordering something on its own.
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o la la Report Abuse
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du jour Report Abuse
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film noir Report Abuse
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art nouveau Report Abuse
It means "new art" and is characterized by flowers, leaves, and flowing lines.
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au gratin Report Abuse
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Boutique Report Abuse
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faux pas Report Abuse
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