Lucky number 7! Exploring the language of superstition

Are you very superstitious or do you take bad luck with a pinch of salt? Superstition is defined as a belief in things that are not real or possible, from bringing misfortune upon yourself by accidentally breaking a mirror to throwing salt over your shoulder to… Read More

French word of the week: tirer

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French verb 'tirer'. Read More

What’s the difference between bonnet and hood?

This week we are looking at some words which can be used differently in British and American English: bonnet and hood. bonnet In British English, the metal cover over the engine of a car is called the bonnet. I lifted the bonnet to… Read More

French word of the week: envie

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French noun 'envie'. Read More

What’s the difference between petrol and gas?

This week we are looking at some words which can be used differently in British and American English: petrol and gas. petrol In British English, the liquid that is used as fuel for vehicles is called petrol. I’m sorry I’m late. I had to stop for petrol. In American English, this fuel… Read More

French word of the week: encore

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French adverb 'encore'. Read More