Howdy, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I hope it’s going really great! :D
Anyway, I’d like to discuss the English vocabulary of French origin. Here we go! #EngVocab
Medal, which means an award for winning a championship, comes from the word MEDAILLE. #EngVocab
The French word SOUDIER is the origin of the English word ‘soldier’, which means an enlisted man who serves in an army. #EngVocab
Beef, which means the flesh of a cow or ox used as food, comes from the old French word BOEF. #EngVocab
Juice, the liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables, comes from the word JUS (13th Century). #EngVocab
PIQUENIQUE, the 18th Century French word, is the origin of the English word ‘picnic’. #EngVocab
Treaty, which means a formally concluded and ratified agreement between states, comes from the Old French word TRAITE. #EngVocab
The French word POULETRIE is the root of the English word ‘poultry’, means domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, and ducks. #EngVocab
RESTAURER (meaning ‘to restore’), the 19th Century French word, is the origin of the English word ‘restaurant’. #EngVocab
Therefore, those are some English words of French origin, fellas. I hope they help you to enrich your knowledge on English words. #EngVocab
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on September 1, 2014.