New entries into French dictionaries led by climate and Covid crises

A study of new French words recognised by France's leading dictionaries finds that the climate crisis and that of Covid-19 has led to a 20 percent increase in modern vocabulary, while 'franglais' additions, like 'wokisme', continue to mount.

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From covidé (infected with coronavirus) to confinement (lockdown) and éco-anxiété (climate anxiety) to verdissement d’image (greenwashing), the pandemic and the climate crisis account for most new French words according to a study by the French daily Le Monde, reports The Guardian.