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Related French and English words — how to find them ?

Many French and English words are related, though often not synonyms or "faux amis". Are there some good lists of such words or some database/tool/website that makes it easy to track them down, ...
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Are there words with three consecutive occurence of the same letter?

I know that in French, the word créée has 3 times the same consecutive letter, which is e. However, I don't think there is any other French word that has the same characteristics. In English, for ...
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Les mots sont-ils majoritairement de longeur paire ?

Essayant de m'endormir¹, je jouais avec une pièce virtuelle, censée me donner des résultats aléatoires², en choisissant des mots suffisament longs³ et en mesurant la parité du nombre de leurs lettres. ...
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Qu'est-ce qui constitue un mot ?

Parfois, lorsqu'on nous demande d'écrire un texte (que ce soit un article de journal, pour un entretien d'embauche ou à l'école), on précise « votre texte doit contenir environ X mots ». Je me suis ...
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Oxford 3000 for French

“The Oxford 3000” (PDF listing) is a selection of the 3000 most frequently used words in English. If you know them, you can understand the meaning of more than 80% of the words in a general text. Is ...