Les yeux bruns (en français et en roumain)


Maria Iliescu



Considering the perspective of contrastive  linguistics, I have shown some differences between Romanian and French with respect to the adjectival determination used to lexicalize the notion ‘dark coloured eyes’. I have dealt mostly with the Romanian adjectives brun and maro(n) and with their French correspondents brun and marro(n).


Keywords: colours (of the eyes) • Fr. brun, noir  • Rum. brun, negru • differences – resemblances between languages •etimologies

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