What Percentage of English Words Come From French?


According to Wikipedia, between 60% and 70% percent of the English language is of “French, most derived from, or transmitted by, the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English.”

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2 responses

  1. Haha, yeah, and the English still have a complex about it! :P

    1. Well it is also true that in France people use a lot of English in their daily lives, you can hear OK, cool, fake, post, legging, life, fun, nice… used by people who do not really speak English. Learning Languages is fun especially French and English!!

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