New French Words Borrowed from English

translation4It is amazing to see that we are getting globalized day by day. When something happens at the other end of the world, we hear it immediately through social media. While we have such a high level of communication, it is inevitable for languages to evolve.

One of my friends from France shared an interesting post last week. The post says, French borrowed many words from English. The interesting part is that French does not take them as they are, but in French. I know it sounds confusing but when you see the examples, you will get what I’m talking about:

Subway salmon
« I am late. There were subway salmons » : Je suis en retard et il y avait des « saumons de métro ».

Whale tail
« Look at this great whale tail » : Regarde cette superbe queue de baleine

« Why socialise when you can just stay home and sofalize ? » : Pourquoi socialiser quand vous pouvez rester à la maison et communiquer de votre sofa ?

Parade Maker
« Could the parade maker go faster ? » : Est-ce que l’organisateur de la parade pourrait aller plus vite ?

« Hiberdating has its benefits in the short run, but it should not last more than one month » : Hiberner en couple a des avantages à court terme mais ne devrait pas durer plus d’un moins.

Mall feet
« Honey, let’s go home, I have had mall feet since two hours » : Chérie, rentrons, j’ai des pieds de supermarché depuis deux heures.

A bromance
« Jake has spoken publicly about his bromance with Paul » : Jake a parlé publiquement de son amitié très forte avec Paul.

« I don’t know this guy. I’m defriending him » : Je ne connais pas ce gars. Je le supprime de ma liste d’amis.

Lego hair
« Look at that ugly guy with the Lego hair » : Regarde ce mec moche avec sa coupe Lego.

For more details and the source, please visit the website itself. (It is French though 🙂 )

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