This week, let’s have a look at the word ‘hérisson’ which, as well as being one of my favourite French words, also happens to be one of my favourite animals.
Word of the Week:
How to pronounce it:
What it means in English:
Where does it come from?
The word ‘hérisson’ comes from the ancient French word ‘heriçon’. This has its roots in the Latin word ‘ericius’, which is also related to the French word for another spiky creature, the ‘oursin’ or, in English, a sea urchin.
How to use it in a sentence:
‘Le hérisson est mon animal préféré.’
Hedgehogs are my favourite animals.
Un porc-épic = Porcupine
Un échidné = Echidna
Un tamia = Chipmunk
Un cochon d’Inde = Guinea pig
Un hamster = Hamster.
What about you? What are your favourite French words?
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