Does English really have two ways of saying everything? In short, yes. But don’t blame us, blame the French!
Level: higher •
Category: vocabulary; listening
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Picking up new words and idioms isn’t always straightforward.
I’m not sure I follow you!
Acquiring new vocabulary and expressions isn’t always easy.
That’s not what you said the first time!
If you speak a Romance language like Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Romanian, Italian… one of the more difficult hurdles is to use the “other”, Germanic vocabulary.
Watch the video above for a short explanation as to why English has a dual vocabulary.
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