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The French Min­istry of Cul­ture has cre­ated an app so that users can find an ap­proved French term, in an at­tempt to re­duce the num­ber of Angli­cisms used in the French lan­guage. A com­mon ex­am­ple is ‘email’, for which the French equiv­a­lent is cour­riel.

The app takes in­for­ma­tion from the France Terme web­site, which gives rec­om­men­da­tions for the words that the govern­ment lan­guage ex­perts have pub­lished in France’s Jour­nal of­fi­ciel.

No one is legally obliged to use the French words, but those work­ing in the public sec­tor are rec­om­mended to use them. The app for both pro­fes­sion­als and the public is avail­able from the Ap­ple store and from­­ (for An­droid de­vices). cul­

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