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Eternal French texts: “Le Cid”

“Nous partîmes cinq cents; mais par un prompt renfort Nous nous vîmes trois mille en arrivant au port,”

“Ô rage ! ô désespoir ! ô vieillesse ennemie ! N’ai-je donc tant vécu que pour cette infamie ?”

“Rodrigue, as-tu du coeur?”

“À vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire.”

“Le combat cessa faute de combattants.”

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Soixante-dix or Septante?

Nobody really knows why most French natives use soixante-dix (sixty-ten) to describe 70, quatre-vingts for 80 and quatre-vingt-dix for 90. Even though we take today the base ten counting as obvious, it was not always the case: Lincoln’s Gettisburg address first words are a perfect reminder of that (“Four score and seven years…”). Those numbers . . . → Read More: Soixante-dix or Septante?