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Friday, June 28, 2013

un dauphin, une dauphine

an heir apparent (as with royalty)

La famille royale veut avoir un dauphin ou une dauphine.
The royal family wants to have a (male or female) heir apparent.

One has only to witness the many castles, or chateaux, that dot the French countryside to see evidence of France’s royal past. Today’s words help us discuss royalty, French and otherwise. For more words on this topic, click here.

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Vocabulary Section: Royalty, Word of the Day