Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English
Phrases Beginning with the Letter R
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Language Phrase Meaning
French raison d’être reason for being
Latin rara avis rare or unique person or thing
Latin re regarding, with reference to
German Realpolitik politics of realism
French réchauffé warmed up
French recherché exotic, obscure
Latin reductio ad absurdam reduction to absurdity
Latin requiescat in pace rest in peace
French retroussé turned up
Latin rigor mortis stiffening of the body after death
French roman à clef novel representing real history as fiction