COM­MON GROUND

Living France - - LANGUAGE -

This self-pub­lished book by English lan­guage teacher and ex­pat Joy Brodier looks at the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the English and French lan­guage and re­veals 350 French words that have a com­mon root with an English word. One such ex­am­ple is plat, mean­ing flat, and an easy way of re­mem­ber­ing that is to think of the English word plate, which is so-called be­cause it is flat. Joy is clearly fas­ci­nated by both the English and French lan­guages and this book ex­plores some of the com­mon­al­i­ties be­tween the two.

What’s French for Baguette? is avail­able from ama­zon.co.uk and costs £7.50.

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