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Re: French expressions

Posted by Masakim on February 07, 2002

In Reply to: Re: French expressions posted by TM on February 06, 2002

: I was actually looking for french expressions that can be translated into english litteraly....
: For example:
: he who risks nothing has nothing - qui ne risque rien n'a rien
: or
: Money is the root of all evil-l'argent est la racine de tous les maux

: I am not quite sure what is was that people posted in reply to my question.... but it wasn't what I was looking for. I guess I wasn't clear with my question, sorry :) So there are some examples of what I am looking for. Can anyone come up with some more???

Here are some phrases loan-translated from French:

bear ill will -- porter male volonté
flea market -- marché aux puces
free verse -- vers libre
in the last analysis -- en dernière analyse
it goes without saying -- ça va sans dire
ivory tower -- tour d'ivoire
marriage of convenience -- mariage de convenance,
third world -- tiers monde.