Did you know the word "dandelion" comes from the French "dent de lion" (lion's tooth) -- or that "vinegar" comes from "vin aigre" (sour wine)?
If not, watch and learn in this video with awesome graphics put together by YouTuber Arika Okrent.
Want more on the French language?
Check out these brilliant French words that we here at The Local think should be picked up in English immediately. And don't miss Okrent's YouTube channel here.