Faux pas

Some French words and expressions commonly used in English:

Fait accompli   done deed
Fait accompli seems more fatalistic than done deed, which is so factual.

Faux pas   false step, trip
Something that should not be done, a foolish mistake. 

Femme fatale   deadly woman
An alluring, mysterious woman who seduces men.

Fiancé, fiancée   engaged person, betrothed
fiancé refers to a man and fiancée to a woman.

Film noir   black movie
Black is a literal reference to the stark black-and-white cinematography style, though films noirs tend to be figuratively dark as well

Also: Déjà Vu


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