I have some confusion about synonyms

KathleenA2Kwiziq community member

I have some confusion about synonyms

When does one use the word "menage" to mean "household"? And when is "bizarre" the right word for "weird"


Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kathleen,

The word 'ménage' means both housework and household so it is a question of context.

French 'bizarre' means, odd, strange, or weird ,

'Bizarre' in English means very strange or unusual, a slightly different meaning I think.

Input from others welcome!

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Kathleen,

It's a matter of context as to which is the most appropriate, as is the case with English as well.

If you were to quote some instances where you would want to use each then perhaps one of us will be able to advise further.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The French bizarre is a notch less bizarre than the English bizarre.

I have some confusion about synonyms

When does one use the word "menage" to mean "household"? And when is "bizarre" the right word for "weird"


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