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French speakers are adopting English words and phrases to create a new linguistic phenomenon: Franglais.

"English has, for several decades now, been an important language in the world of international business, trade, politics, and law, and consequently, is the most taught language in European schools. Unsurprisingly, English words and phrases have started to see use in other languages, and France is one country that has experienced first-hand the rise of Anglicisms in its national language, primarily by young people through use of technology and exposure to the pop cultures of English-speaking countries."

Read more at the Oxford Dictionaries blog.


 
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“Pinner” is a new use of a word with a different meaning than what you might find in dictionaries. Have you thought about how this will be translated into your language? Would you leave it in English, or would you “invent” a word easy to remember by native speakers of your language by keeping most of the original sounds?

Pinterest uses the word “pineador” on its Spanish blog, a word that  is absolutely meaningless. Do you have a better suggestion?


 

 

 
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