Lors d'une conversation, un ami m'a dit récemment « Cette idée est utopique ». Il entendait par là qu'elle était idéale mais irréaliste. Je me suis fait la réflexion que le mot « utopie », tel que ...
Which words introduced by the French Academy to replace loanwords from English have been successful?
I remember using the word "courriel" with a French acquaintance. They found it funny and said nobody uses it in French and that I should just say "email" like everybody else. I had read somewhere ...
Is it more common/acceptable to use “francophonisms” for modern words or just the original English term?
I've noticed that for modern words, particularly those related to technology, the original English words and the corresponding French words are both often used in French writing. For example, I might ...