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English words of French origin have two possible plural forms: the original French plural and an English one...

Palabra del día jaunt
Pronunciación: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure

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“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.”

Alexandre Dumas

(1824–95)

French writer

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What sound does a French duck make? (Or onomatopoeia in different languages)

 

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