După cum bine știm cu toții, absolut în toate limbile lumii găsim cuvinte împrumutate din alte limbi. Cel mai des se împrumută cuvinte din limbile folosite internațional. Una din aceste limbi este limba engleză. Astăzi vă aducem în atenție cuvintele franceze împrumutate din limba engleză. Începem cu litera A. Succes la studiat!

A
abbatial (Fr. abbatial)
abbreviation, from abréviation
abet
abhor (Fr. abhorrer)
ability (Fr. habileté)
abjection
ablation (Fr. ablation)
ablative
able, from Old French, compare modern Fr. habile or capable
ablution
abnormal compare anormal
aboard (Fr. à bord)
abolish, compare abolir
abomination
abortive
abound
abridge, Fr. abréger
absence
absolute, from Middle French, compare modern Fr. absolu
absorb (Fr. absorber)
abstain (Old Fr. abstenir)
abstinence
abstract
abstruse
absurd (Fr. absurde)
abundance (Old Fr. abundance)
abuse (Fr. abuser)
academic (Fr. académique)
academy, compare académie
Acadia (Fr. Acadie)
acceleration (Fr. accélération)
accent (Fr. accent)
accept (Fr accepter)
access (Fr. accès)
accession
accident
acclimate (Fr. acclimater)
accolade (Fr. accolade)
accommodation
accompany (Fr. accompagner)
accomplice (Fr. complice)
accomplish (Fr. accomplir)
accord
accost
account (Fr. compte)
accourtre
accoutrement (Fr. accoutrement)
accredit
accrue
accusation
accusative (Old Fr. accusatif)
accuse
accustom (Old Fr. acostumer, now accoutumer)
ace, compare as
acid, compare acide
acoustic, compare acoustique
aquisitive
acquit
acrobat (Fr. acrobate)
acrostic, compare acrostiche
action
activity, compare activité
adaptation
adhesive, compare adhésif or feminine form adhésive
adieu, which literally means „to God” (à Dieu), farewell
adjective, compare adjectif
administer (Fr. administrer)
admire, compare admirer
adolescence
adopt, compare adopter
adore, from Old French, compare modern Fr. adorer
adroit
advantage, compare avantage
adventure, from Old French, compare modern Fr. aventure
adverb, compare adverbe
adversary, from Old French, compare modern Fr. adversaire
advertisement, compare avertissement (warning)
advise, compare aviser (to assess [a situation])
advocate (noun), from Old French avocat – in modern French this means an attorney or lawyer
affair, from Old French, compare modern Fr. affaire (business)
affection
affiliation
affinity, compare affinité
affliction
affluence
age
agent provocateur
aggression, compare agression
à gogo, or a-go-go, in abundance
agree (Old Fr. agreer)
agreeable, compare agréable
aid (Old Fr. aide)
aim (Old Fr. esmar)
à la, in the style of…
alabaster, from Old French alabastre (>Latin> Greek> Ancient Egyptian a-labaste)
à la carte
alas, from Old French, compare modern Fr. hélas
alert, compare alerte
align, compare aligner
allocation
allure, look or air
almond, from Old French, compare modern Fr. amande; compare also Spanish almendra. //NOTE: I believe almond (and almendra) come from arabic
altar, (*this word is NOT from French. from autel
amateur
ambience
ambiguous, from ambigu
ambition
ambergris, from ambre gris, grey amber
ambulance
ameliorate
amnesty, compare amnistie
amorous, from Old French, compare modern Fr. amoureux
ample
amplitude
amusement
analyse, compare analyser
animal
anarchism
anarchist (Fr. anarchiste)
anatomy, compare anatomie
ancestor, from Old French, compare modern Fr. ancêtre
ancient, compare ancien
angle
Anglophobe, someone who fears or dislikes England or the English
anglophone, a speaker of English (Fr. anglophone)
anguish (from Old French anguisse, now angoisse)
anise
annals
annex, compare annexer
annihilation
announce
annoy, from Old French anoier, now ennuyer
annual (Fr. annuel)
annuity (Fr. annuité)
annular (Fr. annulaire)
anoint, compare oindre
anomie
antecedent, compare antécédent
anther, compare anthère
antique
apartment, compare appartement
apathy, compare apathie
aplomb
apostrophe
apparel, from Old French, compare modern Fr. appareil
application
appliqué
apprehend, compare appréhender
après-ski
apropos, compare à propos
arbitrage
arcade
archetype
area, from aire
arête, a mountainous ridge
argent (Fr. argent)
argue, from Old French, compare modern Fr. arguer
army, compare armée> desarmée, armement Le français langue de la guerre et de l’amour (French as language of war and love)
arrest, from O.Fr. arester
article
artificial, from artificiel
artist (Fr. artiste)
assembly (Fr. assembler)
assume, from assumer (in its old meaning : to suppose)
assurance
attack (Fr. attaque)
attaché
attorney (Fr. procureur)
attitude
aubergine, British name for eggplant
au naturel
aunt (Old Fr. ante)
authority (Fr. autorité)
avalanche
avenue (Fr. avenue)
average (Fr. moyenne)
averment
aversion (Fr. aversion)
avert
aviation (Fr. aviation)
avid (Fr. avide)
avocet
avoid (Old Fr. evuider)
avoirdupois
avouch
avow (Fr. aveu)
axiom (Fr. axiome)
aye-aye – da-da
azimuth (from Old French, from Arabic as-sumut)
azure (Old Fr. azur, from Old Spanish azur, from Arabic, in turn from Persian)