Word of the Month, August

I love French verbs that have no direct English translations. We can tell what they mean, but they are so concise, we have no one-word equivalents: fragiliser, relativiser, positiver, responsabiliser. A weird one that’s not even in the dictionary: dérembourser! You can tell what they mean but have to use several words to express them in English. There are more; can anyone name some? … There’s also the opposite like “to pack” is faire les valises.

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1 Response to Word of the Month, August

  1. M. R/B says:

    Zoom……over my head. A distant fan. R/B


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