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The French (Language) Dispatch pt. 7

More on the Français spoken outside the Académie

Inside the Sorbonne (Photo by William Sidnam)

Payant

Arguably one of the most important words in French is payant. If you want to visit a museum, a cathedral or some other public building, it pays to know if it costs money to visit it. But the funny thing about payant is that there’s no English equivalent — at least not as an adjective.

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William Sidnam

William Sidnam

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New Zealand creative based in Paris. Advertising copywriter, newspaper guest contributor and lover of languages. Bribeable at ko-fi.com/williamsidnam