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Le français et l'anglais 📖

Why are French and English so similar? -


Salut à tou.te.s,


En remontant plus de mille ans en arrière, rencontrons Guillaume le Conquérant, duc de Normandie. Mécontent de la succession royale en Angleterre, il décide de conquérir le pays, amenant avec lui le proto-français et imposant la langue aux Anglo-Saxons. De là, des mots ont été empruntés et adaptés du français à l’anglais et vice versa depuis un millénaire.


Going back more than a thousand years, let's meet William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy. Dissatisfied with the royal succession in England, he decided to conquer the country, bringing with him proto-French and imposing the language on the Anglo-Saxons. From there, words have been borrowed and adapted from French to English and vice versa for a millenium.


Related episode: le vrai franglais


Preparation:
  • watch the short video about this topic on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_xr24RkQbTY (subtitles are available in French and English by clicking on the CC button on the Youtube control bar)

  • Prepare one question


Join us in this week's sessions:

  • Tuesday February 13, 2024

  • Sunday February 18, 2024


Bonne semaine et à bientôt,

Rafaël

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