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How Anglophones speak French without knowing it

Latest update : 2017-03-15

By Florence VILLEMINOT

Anthony Lacoudre, a French lawyer living in New York, has written a fascinating book entitled "The incredible history of French words in English: How English speakers speak French without knowing it". The author tells FRANCE 24 why as many as half of all English words originate from the French language.

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