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?
There are many common French words and phrases we use in English every day in our conversation and writing without even realizing it. 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 its 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.