Daily Archives: 11 September 2011

Les carottes…

‘Les carottes râpées’ are, in fact, ‘grated carrots’. My entries on this blog are not always flippant. And for those of you who have not been paying attention, ‘flippant’ is a perfect example of a ‘false friend’. The French ‘flippant(es)’ … Continue reading

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Formidable

Thank you to Malcolm Rigg for pointing out that ‘my mother-in-law is formidable’  becomes a compliment in French. Put the stress on the third syllable, and the French ‘formidable’ instantly transforms your mother-in-law to: amazing, fantastic, tremendous. If Malcom Rigg sends me … Continue reading

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