- Relating to France or its people or language: the French government her accent is very FrenchMore example sentences
- There are no subtitles in any language nor even French subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing.
- For every one bottle of Cognac sold in France, French drinkers buy 10 bottles of whisky.
- France and especially French girls held a special place in the imaginations of most British boys.
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- 1 [mass noun] The language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere: I am fluent in French [as modifier]: French lessonsMore example sentences
- Many speak excellent English, but some will speak French as a first language.
- Morocco used to be colonised by France which explains why French is still spoken as a second language.
- Do you expect me to believe that in a place other than France people speak French?
- 2 (as plural noun the French) The people of France collectively: the French, they say, live to eatMore example sentences
- But the Finns, like the French and Greeks and Irish and the rest of them are quite happy with the euro.
- The single red flower is also used in hibiscus syrups, popularised by the French.
- Consider the effect of those two quotes on the the British, the Americans and the French.
- 3 short for French vermouth.
French is the first or official language of over 200 million people and is widely used as a second language. It is a Romance language which developed from the Latin spoken in Gaul; it had a very great influence on English as the language of the Norman ruling class
(if you'll) excuse (or pardon) my French
- • informal Used to apologize for swearing.More example sentences
- Someone brought a guitar, too, and when I saw that, that's when I got the heck out of there, if you'll pardon my French.
- And, pardon my French, you'll rest your tired keister at night in some of the Alps' most inviting resorts and inns.
- You see, I don't know who sent these yet, because the chicken S.O.B., pardon my French, didn't have the guts to sign his name.
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- For dessert, Hanoi's lingering Frenchness makes a comeback: on offer is a featherweight warm apple tart and delectable creme caramel.
- The southwest has resisted rapid modernisation: it remains essentially a rural area and is marked, above all, by its intense Frenchness.
- Arguably the Frenchness of France depends in large measure not on isolation, but on an insistent personal identity in the greater culture of a continent.
Old English Frencisc, of Germanic origin, from the base of Frank.
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