English words from your language!

Borrowed words in English

Are there any words in English that you find easy to remember because they are so similar to words in your language? It’s so much easier, isn’t it, when the words are almost the same?

English has borrowed words from all over the world – sometimes we call them ‘loan words’, even though I don’t think there are any plans to give these words back!

There’s an interesting article here, from BBC Magazine, about words English has borrowed. Have a look – any words that you recognise?

And take a look at the follow up article here, where you can read a collection of words readers have suggested.

More Reading ideas: www.DoitinEnglish.com/read

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