Wednesday, 17 October 2012

School Related Words in French

Children have been back at school for six weeks and the shelves in the shops are still full of school items. Maybe not so many schoolbags as they take lots of room.

The word schoolbag is relatively new. Until the end of the 20th century satchel, was the term children used to describe the bag which carried their text books and their school supplies.

In France, however the word cartable has not lost its flavour, on the contrary it is now used when talking about a server online or a USB key ( le cartable électronique).

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