Language Learners

French word of the week: fin

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 adjective and noun 'fin'. Read More

What’s the difference between illness and disease?

This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: illness and disease. illness If you have an illness, there is something wrong with your health. An illness can last for a long time or a short time, and its effects can be serious or not serious. Read More

What’s the difference between cloakroom and checkroom?

This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: cloakroom and checkroom. cloakroom  In British and American English, a cloakroom is a room where you leave your hat and coat, especially in a place of entertainment. She works as a… Read More

French word of the week: moyen

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 adjective and noun 'moyen'. Read More

What’s the difference between cook and cooker?

This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: cook and cooker. cook A cook is a person whose job is to prepare and cook food, especially in someone’s home or in an institution. They had a butler, a cook, and a maid.  You can also… Read More