Posted by: lyonenglishnetwork | October 22, 2012

More on labels

In French, there are two words: fleuve and rivière, in English, only one: river.

The result of this is that most English people consider these two things to be synonymous whereas you speak to a French person and they will insist that there is a big difference, and, then – most likely, go on to explain what that difference is (they learnt it at school).

So, the way you label things with words, and what language you speak, affects how you see the world.


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