4. April 2019

French and German Words in English

Französische Wörter in der englischen Sprache 

Faux pas

A false step. A faux pas is something embarrassing that you say or do in a social situation.

RSVP

Respond please. This is short for répondez s’il vous plait and is written on invitations.

Please come to my birthday party on Saturday, 12th of June. Please RSVP by 8th of May.

Encore

Again. An audience shouts encore when it wants a performer to play another song.

En suite

In sequence. This describes a bedroom in a hotel or home that is connected to a bathroom.

 

Deutsche Wörter in der englischen Sprache 

(aus dem Oxford Dictionary)

rucksack

A bag with shoulder straps which allow it to be carried on someone’s back, typically made of a strong, waterproof material and widely used by hikers.

doppelgänger

An apparition or double of a living person.

schadenfreude

Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.

kindergarten

An establishment where children below the age of compulsory education play and learn; a nursery school.

angst

A feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.

kraut

Frequently used during the First World War or Second World War to describe a German soldier, probably alludes to the use of cabbage as an ingredient in dishes considered typical of German cuisine.