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6 French Words That Also Mean Their Opposite

Bonjour !

Some French words mean their own opposite. Isn’t that fascinating?

Depending on the context, you might end up accidentally saying the opposite of what you want.

And this could be (literally) terrible!

The mysterious use of “Allez” in French

Et toi ?

Did you know any of these words already?

Have you heard of other French words that could fit in this list?

Which words in your own language can also mean their opposite?

Bonne journée,


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