Speaking of French, we used many French words and phrases in English. Here are some examples from Wikipedia:
adieu, avant-garde, baguette, bon appetit, bon voyage, boulevard, brunette, café, carte blanche, chauffer, chic, cliché, clique, coquette, coup d’etat, croissant, cul-de-sac, décor, déjà vu, derriere, en route, ennui, entrée, entrepreneur, façade, faux, faux pas, femme fatale, fiancé, fiancée, film noir, forte, gaffe, genre, hors d’oeuvre, impasse, je ne sais quoi, laissez-faire, liason, lingerie, malaise, Mardi Gras, melee, milieu, montage, motif, mousse, nouveau riche, omelette, panache, parole, pastiche, poseur, prairie, protégé, provocateur, rapport, reconnaissance, renaissance, repertoire, sabotage, sauté, savant, savoir-faire, silhouette, soiree, tour de force, vinaigrette, and voyeur.
Here’s a video from Real English about the weather. In this video, you will hear some of the following words (the equal sign means they have similar meanings):
cloudy = overcast = dull = gray
sunny = bright = clear
rainy = raining = damp = drizzly
windy = breezy = brisk
cool = crisp
cold = chilly = freezing
warm = mild
wonderful = beautiful = pleasant = nice
Now watch the video. The first time just watch and listen, the second time you can read, too:
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If you speak Chinese, then you already know some words in English. That’s because there are several English words that came from Chinese. Here are some examples: