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Should we switch places?

Started by Starfox, Jul 03, 2023, 09:22 PM

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Just stumbled upon this video and it's hilarious. I know that there are a lot of French expressions and words used in English, but I had no idea that we had invaded the English language that much :o

Guess what it means!


In English's defense, I've never cared for how French and many other languages gender their words.  It's fine when the gendering is obvious/informative--cousin versus cousine, for instance--but it makes learning the language a lot more difficult when you have to remember, say, that 'a car' is feminine (une voiture) while 'a bike' is masculine (un vélo).
Roads?  Where we're going we don't need roads.


Quote from: Doc_Brown on Jul 04, 2023, 08:00 PMwhile 'a bike' is masculine (un vélo).

Except when it's a motorbike "une motocyclette"  ;D

And it's even worse when you consider the many objects that are seen as feminine in English (plane, ship...) but masculine in French (un avion, un navire...)

And yeah, I've always said it, French is a bitch to learn, but I think the same can be said of most Latin languages... I've learned Spanish, exact same thing as French, except with different words.

Guess what it means!