French: a possible deception

Self-tutoring about French: the tutor mentions a possible confusion with déception.

Often, the English word is very similar to the French one. The words emotion (English) and émotion (French) are examples of this; there are many others.

Yet, in some cases, the French word that looks like the English one may not have its meaning. The French déception, for instance, means disappointment; the French word for deception is tromperie.


Picci, Giovanni (Direction). Larousse Anglais Dictionnaire. Paris: Larousse, 2007.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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