The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryMoral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.
French phrases that language learners just don't get
Around 45 percent  of English vocabulary is of French origin, most coming from the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest , before the language settled into what became Modern English. Thoroughly English words of French origin , such as art , competition , force , machine , money , police , publicity , role , routine and table , are pronounced according to English rules of phonology , rather than French , and are commonly used by English speakers without any consciousness of their French origin. This article, on the other hand, covers French words and phrases that have entered the English lexicon without ever losing their character as Gallicisms: they remain unmistakably "French" to an English speaker. They are most common in written English, where they retain French diacritics and are usually printed in italics. In spoken English, at least some attempt is generally made to pronounce them as they would sound in French; an entirely English pronunciation is regarded as a solecism.
That's when you see someone for the second time on the same day. Although it needs to be pointed out "rebonjour" is often said in a kind of jokey way with a smile on your face. But I had no idea they say so many other bons, which you should really know. The list goes on and on forever. It remains unknown at this point if, when buying candy, the seller says bon bonbon, but they probably do.
Where does c’est la vie come from?
So you're travelling to France, or another French-speaking country or province. Is it true that English is all you need? Even if you'll only be spending a short time in the country, learning a few basic French phrases can be very rewarding and make a big difference to your trip. Or maybe you'll be spending a long time in France, and want to learn the language well. You could start by studying grammar, and that's the approach that many language books and classes take. I'm not a fan of this approach, however.
Baroque came to English from a French word meaning "irregularly shaped. Eventually, it came to describe an extravagant style of art characterized by curving lines, gilt, and gold. This type of art, which was prevalent especially in the 17th century, was sometimes considered to be excessively decorated and overly complicated. It makes sense, therefore, that the meaning of the word baroque has broadened to include anything that seems excessively ornate or elaborate. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'baroque.