Are there in French recent loanwords from languages other than English? By "recent", I mean the past 50 years or so.

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    The only one I would date as "recent" is wesh from Aarabic. There are probably more.
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    Sep 21, 2023 at 6:50
  • Can you narrow down your question somewhat? 50 years is a long time. There have probably been thousands of new non English loanwords in food, culture, science, etc. Sep 21, 2023 at 7:41
  • @guillaume31 Thousands? Could you give, say, five of them? Sep 21, 2023 at 10:16
  • @user1387866 Graffito gave more than a dozen for food and sports only Sep 21, 2023 at 11:15
  • @guillaume31 Yes, he did. What Graffito answered is exactly what I was asking for. Sep 21, 2023 at 16:42

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In culinary field, Le petit Robert added a lot of dishes names since 1967.

Examples : basmati, carpaccio, falafel, houmous, maki, margarita, mojito, panini, plancha, surimi, tiramisu.

Sports and Martial arts examples : Bouzkachi (Afghanistan), Capoeira (Brasil), Krav-maga (Israel).


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