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French has borrowed words from other cultures throughout the centuries. Here is a list of 10 common French words taken from Arabic:

Le français a emprunté des mots d’autres cultures à travers les siècles. Voici une liste de 10 mots français courants qui viennent de l’arabe :

  1. un algèbre …. algebra
  2. un almanach …. almanac
  3. un artichaut …. artichoke
  4. une aubergine …. eggplant
  5. un bled (fam.) …. village
  6. du café …. coffee
  7. une guitare …. guitar
  8. un hasard …. chance
  9. la smala (fam.) …. family
  10. un toubib (fam.) …. doctor


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