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In English we can say something is « expensive » or « cheap » (one word adjectives).
In french we say « cher » or « pas cher » (negation of « cher »).
Is there any antonyme to « cher » in one word in French? If not, is there any explication for why a great language like French does not have one word adjective to mean the word « cheap »?
Demandé par: Karoui Haithem
No, there isn’t any one-word adjective for that.
As for why, I guess saying ‘pas cher’ isn’t difficult enough to create a new word for that. There doesn’t seem to be any explicit reason behind that. We just didn’t create it.
You can always presume that it is a matter of taboo about buying inexpensive things, but that would be mere speculation.