Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

VIDEO: French phrases hidden in English words

Share this article

VIDEO: French phrases hidden in English words
Photo: Arika Okrent/YouTube Screenshot
15:52 CET+01:00
Check out this cool video showing the French origins of some English words.
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.
 
 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement