French Faux Pas – level 3

07-05-2018 07:00

After his visit to the USA, French President Emmanuel Macron travelled to Australia to discuss trade and defence. In his speech, he accidentally referred to the Australian prime minister’s wife as ‘delicious’.

Some experts believe that Macron meant ‘delightful’ which is a common translation of the French word ‘delicieux’.

Difficult words: faux pas (a mistake which can upset people and make you look bad), delicious (very tasty), delightful (lovely, very nice).

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