Ateners

Welcome you to Ateners Forum!
Please, log in and have fun!
Ateners
.:: Chào mừng Bạn đến với Diễn đàn trực tuyến Ateners, lớp 061E10, Khoa Ngôn ngữ và Văn hóa Anh - Mỹ, Trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ, Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội Welcome to Ateners's Oficial Forum, Class 061E10, Faculty of English, Hanoi University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University! ::.
:) Announcement Displayed!

    Main similarities and differences

    Share
    avatar
    [A]dmin
    [Mod Team] Admin
    [Mod Team] Admin

    Male
    Number of posts : 249
    Age : 30
    Location : Hanoi
    Jobs : Student
    Country :
    Reputation : 0
    Points : 4104
    Registration date : 2008-04-08

    Main similarities and differences

    Post by [A]dmin on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:49 pm

    Main similarities and differences

    • You may know much more French than you think! French and English are
      close cousins in the world family of languages, and have many thousands
      of words in common.
    • Within moments of your arrival, you could see any of the following
      words on signs in a French town. These will help you get your bearings.

      hôtel
      restaurant
      garage


      bar
      cinéma
      avenue
    • The same spelling doesn't mean the pronunciation is the same. Here are a few examples:
      service
      brochure
      train
      café
      terrible
      double
    • There are also many words in French that look like English words, but have taken on different meanings:
      le parking car park
      le speaker announcer
    • The way you emphasise a French word can take some getting used to. There's much more stress on the end of words than in English:
      English
      parking
      restaurant
      French
      le parking
      le restaurant
    • The order of words can also be the reverse of the English equivalents, as in the following examples:
      a Place de la Bastille
    • Bastille Square (lit. the Square of the Bastille)
      Rue de Rivoli

      Rivoli St (lit. the Street of Rivoli)
    centre-ville

    city centre (lit. centre town)


    _________________
    [Admin]

      Current date/time is Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:37 am