22 June 2011, 14:35

Russian word makes its way into French

Russian word makes its way into French

Another Russian borrowing has been registered in the recent edition of “Petit Larousse” in France. The word “malossolny” or “slightly salted” is no longer translated into French and can be seen on restaurant menus and on jars with cucumbers.

Another Russian borrowing has been registered in the recent edition of “Petit Larousse” in France.

The word “malossolny” or “slightly salted” is no longer translated into French and can be seen on restaurant menus and on jars with cucumbers.

According to experts, there are nearly 70 Russian borrowings in the French language, among them “sputnik” and “zakuska”.

In their turn, the French share fashion terms and culinary delicacies with Russians and the words “haute couture”, “prêt-a-porter”, “sommelier” and “chocolatier” require no translation in Russia.

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