4 Answered Questions for the topic comparaison de langues

Comparaison De Langues French Histoire Emprunts


What languages are perceived as classy or fancy to French speakers?

In English, this might be demonstrated by using the word *boutique* rather than *shop*, or by saying *au contraire* rather than *on the contrary*, because to English speakers French is commonly... more
Comparaison De Langues French Prononciation


Le français est-il la langue la plus rapide?

Quand j'étais gosse, je m'amusais avec mes amis à mimer les touristes qu'on rencontrait et à faire semblant de parler des langues étrangères. Quand il s'agissait du français, je me rappelle bien... more
Comparaison De Langues French Prononciation Histoire


Where did French's silent ending consonants come from?

The abundance of silent ending consonants in French totally separates its pronunciation from the other Romance languages-- neither Spanish, nor Portuguese, nor Italian, nor Latin have that feature... more
Comparaison De Langues French Usage Anglais


Does 'bon marché' have the same connotation of "low quality" as 'cheap' in English?

Somehow *bon marché* and *économique* sound positive to me, as some kind of praise. In English *cheap* has a connotation of *not good*. It can be used for an expensive thing but not well made. Am I... more

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