10 Confusing French Words & Expressions for English Speakers
This article has been featured in Bonjour Paris website. Here is an extract :
A great number of words of French origin have entered the English language just as many Latin words have come to the English language. While 45 percent of English words are of French origin, many of them no longer retain the same meaning they had in French, and most are pronounced differently in the two languages. These false cognates, faux amis, can be tricky for learners of either language.
Let’s explore the most common “false friends” and the mistakes English speakers predictably make when using them.