In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- None of the inhabitants spoke French as a native tongue, and few understood it.
- The word in French means sand, so it also refers to the cake's sandy-looking texture.
- As well as Gaelic, Scots and English, he wrote poems in French, Italian and Norwegian.
- I have noted elsewhere some examples of translations from French, Spanish and Italian.
- Almost every one here speaks French, some do speak English, and a lot of the time you can find some one that speaks both.
- Morocco used to be colonised by France which explains why French is still spoken as a second language.
- The French actors spoke French, the Italian actors spoke Italian and the boys spoke English.
- It was very exciting to eat French food, hear French being spoken and see the displays in the shops.
- The seating plan was drawn up using French, the traditional language of diplomacy.
- Oscar can speak fluent French, orders fancy food properly, and has a passion for Voltaire.
- Huddled in a corner, the language was alternating between French, German and English.
- Do you expect me to believe that in a place other than France people speak French?
- In any case, remember that you won't have to write or speak in French on either of these tests.
- He'd worked in France and Italy, he speaks fluent French and he wanted an excuse to live and work in France again.
- He had a particular skill in languages, speaking French, Latin, Greek and even Hebrew.
- The six islands are named in Arabic, in the local Afar language, and in French.
- The landlord speaks fluent French and right next door is a Breton seafood restaurant.
- Many speak excellent English, but some will speak French as a first language.
- His parents sent him to a Dutch language class even though he speaks French at home.
- She speaks fluent French and it is no surprise she was chosen for this particular wedding.
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- The single red flower is also used in hibiscus syrups, popularised by the French.
- But the Finns, like the French and Greeks and Irish and the rest of them are quite happy with the euro.
- The Portuguese rival the French and Italians in terms of per capita wine consumption.
- It would be easy to give credit to the French for designing such a beautiful car.
- The event itself is clearly global in its intent but it stubbornly remains the cultural property of the French.
- Indeed in the final analysis the British gained more than the French from the upheavals in Italy.
- Persuading the French to accept a downgrading of agriculture will involve high political skills.
- Put another way, the French and Germans have found a way of making the market serve everyone.
- There was certainly no trouble around the ground and the England fans were mingling with the French.
- For it was the French, rather than the British, who took the lead in organising sport as a global phenomenon.
- Overall, the French export more per capita than the Japanese and more than twice as much as the Americans.
- But Pierce has finally delivered on all her promise and that should be enough even for the French.
- To start with, the French erected monuments to their heroes lost in the struggle for Liberty in the city of Rome.
- He spent a spell in the summer of 1830 in France studying the teaching methods used by the French.
- Retired York history professor Norman Hampson first fell in love with the French during the war.
- This city was under the French for a long time and the influence still hasn't worn off.
- Even the Americans are less productive than the French for each hour worked.
- Almost from the time of European contact it was disputed by the British and the French.
- Consider the effect of those two quotes on the the British, the Americans and the French.
- Of all the saints venerated by the French in the nineteenth century, Mary was the most prominent.
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