Our readers have nominated their favourites and then whittled them down to a shortlist via a series of daily polls.
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Today we're starting our August project – searching for the best word in the French language! Our readers nominated hundreds of words so here is round one – which of these two greetings do you prefer?
— The Local France (@TheLocalFrance) August 3, 2020
So here are the 19 best words and phrases that you have selected over the summer – and now it's time to vote for the overall winner.
Will it be one of the (many) gros mots that readers nominated, one of those words that just trip off the tongue so perfectly or the elegant phrases that French specialises in? The decision is yours!