Do you speak French?
If so, you also speak English, Italian, German, Austrian, Spanish, and even Portuguese!
Did you know that France is one of the European countries with the most foreign words?
These linguistic exchanges can be explained by geographic proximity, wars, colonizations, and of course trade.
Molière's language is polyglot.
It contains no less than 400 words from German and Dutch.
War, gastronomy, nature ... Germanic words cover many of our realities.
Did you know for example that the word
comes from the word
, itself derived from
And that our croissant, born in Vienna, says in German
France and Germany have forged linguistic relations for several centuries.
The editorial team invites you to (re) discover these German words which punctuate our language.