Prima parte a acestor cuvinte franceze împrumutate din limba engleză (II) – Litera A – AICI !  Urmează partea a doua – Litera B ! Astazi venim cu partea a treea a cuvintelor franceze împrumutate din limba engleză – Litera C. Sa vedem cum și cu ce cuvinte s-a mai imbogățit limba franceza, pare o fi o listă foarte lunga. Succes la studiat!

C
cabal, compare cabale
cabaret
cache, compare cacher
cadet
café
cafetière
cagoule
cajole, compare cajoler
calque
camaraderie
camouflage
camp
campaign, compare campagne
canapé
canard, aeronautical term
cancel, from canceller, evolution of chanceler (1293) (to cross out)
capacity
cape, compare cap, land jutting into the sea, as in Cape Horn
captain
car (Norman-Fr. carre)
card (Fr. carte)
career (Fr. carrière)
casserole
cassette
castle (Old North Fr. castel)
castor
casual (Old Fr. casuel)
casuist, compare casuiste
cataclysm
catalogue
catch
category
caterpillar
catholic
cattle
cause
cavalry, compare cavalerie
celebrate, from célébrer
cement (Old Fr. ciment)
cense, compare encenser
censer (Old Fr. censier)
centime (Fr. centime)
centre (Old Fr. centre)
chaise longue or sometimes chaise lounge
chalet
chalice, from calice
chance
change
character, from caractère
chase, compare chasse
château, compare castle
chatelaine
chattel
chauffeur
chauvinism
cheat (Old Fr. escheat)
check (Old Fr. eschec)
checkmate, compare échec et mat
cheer (Old Fr. chiere)
chef compare chief
chemise
chemist, from chimiste
cheque
cherish (Old Fr. chériss-)
cherry (Old North Fr. cherise)
cheval de frise, a military term
cheval-glass, from cheval – horse
chief (Old Fr. chief, compare chef)
chieftain (Old Fr. chevetain, compare chief)
chiffon
chivalry
cinema, compare cinéma
city (Old Fr. cite)
claim (Old Fr. clamer)
clairvoyance
clarinet, compare clarinette
classic
cliché
cloche, a kind of hat
closet, from Old French closet
Coeur d’Alene
coiffeuse
coin (Old Fr. coigne)
collage
collar, from collier, from cou (neck)
colonel, compare modern Fr. colonel
combustible
comedian and comedienne, compare comédien and comédienne
comic, from comique (funny)
commandant, commanding officer
commendation
commode
common
communion
communiqué
communism (Fr. communisme)
community, from Old Fr. comunalté, modern Fr. communauté
company (milit.), from compagnie
competent
competitor
complete
comrade, from camarade
concede, from concéder
congratulations
connoisseur
conscience
convenient, from covenant, convenable
cordon
cormorant, compare cormoran
cornet
corniche
corporal Old.Fr. corporal
corps
corset
costume
cotton (Old Fr. ‘coton’)
council
count
county (Old Fr. cunte)
countenance (Old Fr. : continere, Modern French : contenance)
counter
counterfeit, from Old French, compare modern Fr. contrefaire
country (Old Fr. cuntree)
coup
coup d’état
coup de grâce
couple
coupon
courage (Old Fr. corage)
courageous
courgette, in the UK, but called zucchini in the US
courier
course
court
courtesy
couscous
cousin (Old Fr. cosin)
couture
couturier
cover (Old Fr. covrir)
crème brûlée
crème caramel
crème de menthe
crêpe crêperie
Croissant – Croissanterie
croupier
crouton, from the diminutive form of the old French word, Croust, (later to come into modern French as the word croûte), meaning Crust.
crown, from couronne
crust, from Croûte, or Crust, in French.
cry (Old Fr. crier)
cuisine
cul-de-sac
culotte
cult (Fr. culte)
culture (Fr. culture)
curfew (Fr. couvre-feu)
custom, from Old French, compare modern Fr. coutume