In this article, we’re going to talk about commonly used foreign phrases and words in English. Here’s a list of some of them:
- c’est la vie (french). Meaning: that is life.
- de facto (Latin). Meaning: in reality, actually.
- déjà vu (French). Meaning: the sense of having experienced the present situation before.
- joie de vivre (French). Meaning: Joy of living, enjoyment of life.
- quid pro quo (Latin). Meaning: a favour or advantage given in return for something, something for something.
- tête-à-tête (French). Meaning: a private conversation.
- agent provocateur (French). Meaning: a person who tempts a suspected criminal to commit a crime so that they can be caught and convicted.
- bona fide (Latin). Meaning: genuine, real.
- carpe diem (Latin). Meaning: make the most of the present time, seize the day.
- doppelgänger (German). Meaning: an apparition or double of a living person.
There are actually a lot more commonly used words and phrases in English, fellas. I promise we’ll talk about some other words and phrases in another article! Hope it’s useful for you :)
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