#ENGVOCAB: English Words of French Origin

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

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on September 1, 2014.

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