Friday, June 12, 2009

French at with Laura K. Lawless

The French number for nine is neuf, right? But neuf also means new, as in a brand new thing. So they are what is called....mmm, can I remember, they are called homonyms, or synonyms or something like that, I think, right? Anyway, how many of these types of words exist in the French language? Is there a handy list anywhere? Un avocat means lawyer and avocado, appropriate? La somme is a sum or an amount of something but le somme that means a nap or a snooze. J'ai prend une somme? An bhfuil an cheart agam?

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