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AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

la fameuse course

I was interested in this use of "fameuse", does it have a hint of "infamous" here, rather than meaning "famous" ?

 (I know fameux or fameuse can mean famous or celebrated in the context of food.)

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Anne,

That's an excellent question ! In this context, "fameuse" simply means "renowned", nothing "infamous/notorious" here - although it is possible to use "fameux/euse" thay way (i.e meaning "notorious" - for bad reasons).

 

le fameux chef de la criminalité = the infamous crime boss

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/fameuse

There is a sense of being notorious in the above link.

la fameuse course

I was interested in this use of "fameuse", does it have a hint of "infamous" here, rather than meaning "famous" ?

 (I know fameux or fameuse can mean famous or celebrated in the context of food.)

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