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French term or phrase:pages likées
English translation:pages liked
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12:57 Dec 24, 2016
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French term or phrase: pages likées
I feel I know what this stands for but the "franglais" is ghastly. Or am I possibly mistaken? It is however used by a (very) large multinational group (which I shall not name of course).
Has anyone else ever encountered this or possibly a similar dramatic intrusion into French?
Our French Canadian friends may have some interesting views here.
I would like to have some feedback in any case.
Thanks to all of you in advance.
Peter LEGUIE
Local time: 15:53
pages liked
Explanation:
Yes, horrible as it is, I'm afraid this is very common Facebook jargon!

In the absence of a suitable verb in FR ('aimer' being too ambiguous), many people have just invented a new verb 'liker'.


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Note added at 5 heures (2016-12-24 18:10:40 GMT)
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One of the problems arises when one seeks to express the noun 'likes' in FR — which is one reason why I think the Franglais came along to fill a gap that the Académie française hasn't yet seen fit to give an opinion on...
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Tony M
France
Local time: 15:53
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Thank you Tony. This was not really a question, but thank you for your help in any case.
We must ablolutely try to form some sort of a "barrage contre le franglais". And don't forget the Xmas celebrations I did not!).
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pages liked


Explanation:
Yes, horrible as it is, I'm afraid this is very common Facebook jargon!

In the absence of a suitable verb in FR ('aimer' being too ambiguous), many people have just invented a new verb 'liker'.


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Note added at 5 heures (2016-12-24 18:10:40 GMT)
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One of the problems arises when one seeks to express the noun 'likes' in FR — which is one reason why I think the Franglais came along to fill a gap that the Académie française hasn't yet seen fit to give an opinion on...

Tony M
France
Local time: 15:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
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Thank you Tony. This was not really a question, but thank you for your help in any case.
We must ablolutely try to form some sort of a "barrage contre le franglais". And don't forget the Xmas celebrations I did not!).

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agree  katsy
46 mins
  -> Thanks, Katsy!

agree  writeaway: maybe l'Académie doesn't have a FB or Twitter account as yet. Or they don't see this as particularly urgent.....
1 hr
  -> Thanks, W/A! I'm sure they have different, longer-term priorities from us mere mortals that have to use the language every day.
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