Électriser and électrifier

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Électriser and électrifier


"L'énergie qui se dégage du terrain est électrifiante."   

I think this should be "L'énergie qui se dégage du terrain est électrisante."

According to Larousse/Robert/Collins (and wordreference), there are 2 verbs for the English 'electrify':

Figurative use (charged atmosphere, give an electric shock to etc)- électriser, with the adjective 'électrisant(e)'

Physical use (provide electricity supply etc) - électrifier, with the adjective 'électrifiant(e)'

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you for pointing this out Maarten, this error has been corrected.

Mais je dois avouer que je serais tombée dans le panneau aussi !

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
tombée dans le panneau

An interesting phrase

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, Cécile, my wife too ! And I didn’t get it right at first guess either. Only found it because of the cross-checking and ‘extension’ reading I do around all these exercises.

CécileKwiziq team member

Chapeau ! Maarten …

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Chapeau?.. que'st ce que ca va dire?

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Mark - ‘Chapeau !’ - easiest is to think of the English “hat’s (or hats) off ..”, so basically the same - well done, good job, and the borrowed term ‘bravo’ etc etc 

Électriser and électrifier


"L'énergie qui se dégage du terrain est électrifiante."   

I think this should be "L'énergie qui se dégage du terrain est électrisante."

According to Larousse/Robert/Collins (and wordreference), there are 2 verbs for the English 'electrify':

Figurative use (charged atmosphere, give an electric shock to etc)- électriser, with the adjective 'électrisant(e)'

Physical use (provide electricity supply etc) - électrifier, with the adjective 'électrifiant(e)'

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