How many French words in English?


French and English are fundamentally different languages in term of grammar, structure and syntax. Despite this incompatibility, all English speakers understand a substantial percentage of French loanwords

Vocabulary estimates vary according to criteria e.g whether derivatives are  included

The average native speaker will automatically recognise around 1500 French words  in written form— without needing to consult a dictionary. This figure expands to around 30% of French loanwords when a looser connection is included.