i wrote idiot instead of egg for fun and when i got it wrong i wondered why they even put it there
well maybe it also means idiot in some idiom or in slang. I don't know, just guessing.
That's correct, "œuf" can mean someone stupid in colloquial French, though I never heard it. I suppose it must be an old expression.
Do you suppose that's where the English "oaf" came from?
Doesn't look like it, "oaf" seems to come from Old Norse "álfr", while "œuf" seems to come from latin "ŏvum".
that explains where the words ovary and ovulation come from...
It's just a thought, but maybe the English "egghead" meaning someone of high intellect comes from the French "œuf", meaning both "egg" and "idiot". I might be wrong, it just suddenly occurred to me there may be a link. Lisa
Yes. That makes a lot of sence.
What does "oaf" mean in the English language? Are you mistaking "oath" with "oaf"?
oaf in English means a lout, a stupid, uncultured, or clumsy person.
He must be a GIANT to do that.
What why did you do that LOL
Who are you talking to?
How do you pronounce it?
In this recording, there is only "œuf" that is weirdly pronounced, but still recognizable enough.
You can try the word on Google Translate, it's closer to what it's supposed to sound like.
The rest is pronounced as you hear it in the recording.
I say it like I'm saying "Uff" but with a kissy, round mouth.
Or : http://www.forvo.com/word/oeuf/#fr
It doesen't seem to matter that I always forget periods
Punctuation mistakes are ignored.
how do I write "œuf" without copying it from google translator? hehe
You use the "alt" key + "0156".
I'm using my phone :-(
Hold down the "o" key for a second, and other options pop up (at least on iPhone)
do french people pronounce 'oof' (roblox death sound) like in English? cause if people do play roblox in France and everyone is saying 'egg' 'egg' that will be hella funny
Ha that would be funny. Now I am give you big robux in duolingish (lingots)
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The voiceover for œuf sounds like Scrappy Doo... Is the French pronunciation of œ supposed to be so wacky?
Omg listen to the way she saids egg.
I gave myself 5 lingot
How is "œ" this letter/symbol calle
We call it "un e dans l'o", but the real name is "un digramme".
My french teacher taught us to spell it "oeuf". She never even told us the french language used "œ"...
He eats an egg, doesn't that count?
He eats an egg..
The man eats the egg just sounds right don't you think?
I looked for "œuf" on Wikia, and the voice recording there pronounced it somewhat like the English word "enough"... is that the right pronunciation? There's no "n" in the word...
So, if a French child is asked to spell "œuf," what do they call the œ? And what is it in English?
It is very difficult to pronunce
"oe uf" It makes me crazy.
Eats & are eating f..
who would randomly say that? That makes no sense. It is better to say (He is eating an egg) or ("name" is eating an egg)
Eats and is eating should both be accepted
i forgot only write t in capital and they say wrong
Why on earth isn't '...is eating an egg.' acceptable?
Is she barking? lmao