1. Education

orthographe

By

Definition: (fem noun) spelling

Ils vont réformer l'orthographe - They are going to reform the spelling system.

Il y a des mots qui ont deux différentes orthographes, comme une clé et une clef - There are words with two different spellings, like clé and clef (they are pronounced the same and mean "key").

Related: une faute d'orthographe - spelling mistake; avoir deux orthographes - to have two different spellings, to be able to be spelled two different ways; avoir un bonne orthographe - to be a good speller; orthographe d'accord - the spelling of grammatical (gender and number) agreement in French

(click the little graphic below to hear the Mot du jour pronounced)
Pronunciation: [uhr tuh graf]Audio Link

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.