You may have noticed that many of our English words have roots in the Greek language. But, did you know several others come from our friends in France?
Many everyday words we use in conversation and writing have been borrowed from the French language. Some have obvious French roots, especially words relating to food, but others are more subtle. For instance, did you know picnic is a French word?
Let's see how many more French words and phrases have made their way into our everyday vernacular.
With it's romantic language, wonderful architecture and delicious food, France is an easy corner of the world to love. But, isn't it nice to know we embrace a little bit of it's beauty in our everyday language? Instead of lamenting about last week's bout of the blues, you can simply say you temporarily you lost your joie de vivre. And, the next time you're planning a picnic in the park, be sure to bring along a couple French hors d'oeuvres as a nod to our language partner.