In this newsletter activity, we’re looking at a false friend.
The French word rude in French does not mean the same as the English word “rude”. Can you work out its meaning from the following examples?
- ma professeur est rude, elle ne veut jamais qu’on parle en cours
- je fais de l’escalade, j’ai une rude épreuve qui m’attend demain
This is quite a tricky one. Once you have worked out its meaning, post a comment and try to write a sentence in French which makes the differences in meaning between the French word and the English word obvious. For an extra challenge, try to include other false friends in your comment.
Remember that for every false friend, there are two words to discover, so do you know how to say “rude” in French?