French words and phrases used by English speakers

Word Origin & History

Glossary of French expressions in English
In French, it means a repairman. A convenience store would be a "supérette" or "épicerie [de quartier]". In French, chapeau is also an expression of congratulations similar to the English "hats off to See Mayday distress signal for a more detailed explanation. This page was last edited on 13 September , at

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According to a 14th-century legend , the flag dates back from the 9th century, when the four red bars were drawn, as an act of gratitude, on Wilfred I the Hairy 's Count of Barcelona golden shield by king Charles the Bald 's fingers drenched with blood from the Count's war wounds prior to Wilfred's death in during the siege of Barcelona by Lobo ibn Mohammed , the Moorish governor of Lleida.

This legend would relate the emblem unambiguosly to the Counts of Barcelona title. Romantic-driven Catalan nationalists were particularly keen on this legend during the Renaixença , in the 19th century, albeit it has always been recognized and divulged as such even in patriotic circles. Another version of this legend cites Louis the Pious as the king drawing the bars during the conquest of Barcelona, in this version drawing them in a golden shield, but Louis died before Guifré was born.

There are a few variations in the official flags of other territories. For instance, in Aragon an extra coat-of-arms , in Balearic Islands a castle in the canton , and in València a blue crowned fringe on the hoist. Castellón de la Plana. Northern Catalonia Pyrénées-Orientales, France. Valencia city and Valencian Community Senyera Reial. The Pennon of the Conquest of Valencia.

Kingdom of Naples flag — City and Kingdom of Mallorques. Catalan Independentist blue estelada. Catalan Socialist Independentist red estelada. Sicilian Independentist Movement flag.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the town in the province of Valencia, see Senyera, Valencia. For the unofficial flag of Catalan independence supporters, see Estelada. Crown of Aragon flag. Kingdom of Sicily flag. Stato della cità del Vaticano. Archived from the original on Chronique d'Aragon, de Sicile et de Grèce. Traduction nouvelle du catalan ". Making Nations, Making Selves. Estelada Cross of Burgundy. Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history.

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Not used as such in French — Found only in English — French phrases in international air-sea rescue — See also — References. Through the evolution of the language, many words and phrases are no longer used in modern French. Also there are expressions that, even though grammatically correct, do not have the same meaning in French as the English words derived from them. Some older word usages still appear in Quebec French. International authorities have adopted a number of words and phrases from French for use by speakers of all languages in voice communications during air-sea rescues.

Note that the "phonetic" versions of spelling are presented as shown and not the IPA. It is a serious breach in most countries, and in international zones, to use any of these phrases without justification. See Mayday distress signal for a more detailed explanation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from List of French expressions in English. Language portal French language and French-speaking world portal. French words and phrases. Burchfield, Clarendon Press, Oxford, , p.

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