4 untranslatable English words to keep in your back pocket at all times

Learning English has been on a lot of confinement to-do lists, and since you’re reading this, we can only assume you’ve been successful.

Nevertheless, there are always confusing moments along your learning journey. That’s why we’re here to add to the confusion with our series “Lost in translation”: a guide to unique English terms with no direct French equivalent. Without further ado, feast your eyes on these one-of-a-kind English terms and try to force them unnaturally into your next conversation.


Definition: a brother or a sister.


Definition: having a tendency to criticize or judge.


Definition: input or evaluation given in response to something.


Definition: A business, system or model that is capable of being easily expanded or upgraded.

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