I’ve chosen to write about one of my favourite French words this week.
Word of the Week:
What it means in English:
The word comes from ‘pompelmoes‘, the Dutch word for ‘grapefruit’.
‘Pompelmoes’ in fact comes from the words ‘pompel’ and ‘limoes’: ‘pompel’ can be translated from Dutch as ‘fat’ or ‘swollen’, and ‘limoes’ is the Dutch word for lemon.
How to use it in a sentence:
Pour mon petit-déjeuner aujourd’hui, je vais manger du pamplemousse.’
‘For my breakfast today, I’m going to eat some grapefruit.’
Un avocat = avocado (interestingly, ‘avocat’ is also the French word for lawyer!)
Un pastèque = watermelon
Une carambole = starfruit
Une mangue = mango.
What do you think about this week’s Word of the Week? What are your favourite French words?
Let me know on here in the comments 🙂
Bon lundi! 🙂