Even if you’re an absolute beginner in French and your English is pretty good, would you believe me if I say that you probably already know more than 200 words in French?
Please look at these words :
Do you know what these words mean? Well, I think I don’t need to translate!
French and English words ending in -tion come from Latin. Many of the -tion words are identical in French and in English.
Words ending in able
Words ending in ible
Common French words used in English to talk about food and drinks.
- bon appétit!
- filet mignon
Other common French words used in English
- bon voyage!
- eau de Cologne
- joie de vivre
Do you think you can find the meaning of the following words?
In order of difficulty:
See the answers at the end of the page.
To listen the correct pronunciation of each French word, you can visit the following web page: http://www.wordreference.com/fren/ . Type the word you want to listen, then click on the button ECOUTER: next to the French word.
Answers: 1. dinner 2. blue 3. perfume 4. beef 5. tooth (“dent” is found in English words such as dentist, dentistry, dental.)