Foreign Phrases used in English

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1. a la carte [French]-adj., adv. with a separate price for each item, printed on the menu; basically it is used to refer to the menu, as opposed to, say, a buffet. Can we eat a la carte? Can we order from the a la carte menu? 2. alfresco [Italian] adj., adv. open air; outdoors. We’ve been invited to an alfresco dinner at the Mughal Gardens.

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Foreign Phrases used in Englisha la carte [French]adj., adv. with a separate price for each item, printed on the menu; basically it is used to refer to the menu, as opposed to, say, a buffetCan we eat a la carte? Can we order from the a la carte menu?alfresco [Italian]adj., adv. open air; outdoorsWeve been invited to an alfresco dinner at the Mughal Gardens.Are we dining alfresco tonight?alma mater [Latin]n. any institution one has graduated from; in other words, ones old school or universityI havent returned to my alma mater since the day I graduated.avant-garde [French]n. an artist or group associated with the use of new techniques in their fieldOur friend is an avant-garde; we cant really appreciate his work because it is too modern for us. adj. of or pertaining to such an artist or group or (cutting edge, radically new) approachHis avant-garde work was found by the school to be unacceptable by their conventional standards.Blitzkrieg [German]n. rapid, intensive attack, originally used to describe sudden military offensivesMS Dhonis blitzkrieg at the end of yesterdays match saved it for India.bona fide [Latin]adj. authentic, genuine, in good faithIs the painting by MF Hussain on your wall bona fide?He is not a dishonest salesman; his offer is bona fide.cest la vie [French]thats life; such is lifeI dont allow myself to get depressed; I just say Cest la vie! and move on.curriculum vitae (CV) [Latin]n. resume,

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