Language Learners

French word of the week: sortir

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 'sortir'. Read More

What’s the difference between announcement and advertisement?

This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: announcement and advertisement. announcement An announcement is a public statement giving information about something. The government made a public announcement about the progress of the talks. The announcement gave details of… Read More

French word of the week: même

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 word 'même'. Read More

What’s the difference between anniversary and birthday?

This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: anniversary and birthday. anniversary An anniversary is a date when you remember something special that happened on that date in an earlier year. It’s our wedding anniversary today. They celebrated… Read More

French word of the week: pas

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 'pas'. Read More

What’s the difference between boot and trunk?

This week we are looking at some words which can be used differently in British and American English: boot and trunk. boot In British English, the boot of a car is the covered space, usually at the back, where you put things such as… Read More