Is salute a french word?
- M.Lv 73 weeks ago
- Erik Van ThienenLv 74 weeks ago
No, it's an English and Italian word derived from the Latin verb "salūtō" ('to greet'; 'to wish health to'), from the Latin noun "salūs" ('greeting', 'good health').
- CatherineLv 74 weeks ago
In France we say: Salut ! = Hi!
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No, it's Italian.
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- capitalgentlemanLv 74 weeks ago
French speakers certainly use it. At least they do in Quebec. It is also an English word though.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
Salut ("saloo", sort of), but not salute. The verb is saluer (say hello to, acknowledge, hail). I am pretty sure there is no "salute" form. But it is pretty obvious that the English word salute is from French.
The u sound of French is not the oo sound of English, but we don't have the "u" sound in English, so bad anglo-french is saloo instead of salu(t). And you announce yourself as English-speaking by doing it. Oh well.