Literal meaning of famous French expressions
Thyren on 02/12/2007
|Because of the 300 year-old French occupation in England, the English language has borrowed thousands of French words and expressions. Some of this vocabulary has been so completely absorbed by English that speakers might not realize its origins.|
It is estimated that English speakers who have never studied French already know 15,000 French words. But do you know the literal meaning of the following expressions?
PS: if you find this quiz too difficult, try my other "Literal meaning of famous French expressions - easy" quiz...
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