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As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.
Jonathan Winters

Meaning of "French Foreign Legion" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION

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French Foreign Legion is a noun.
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WHAT DOES FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

French Foreign Legion

French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion (French: Légion étrangère (French pronunciation: ​), L.E.) is a military service wing of the French Army established in 1831, unique because it was exclusively created for foreign nationals willing to serve in the French Armed Forces. Commanded by French officers, it is also open to French citizens, who amounted to 24% of the recruits as of 2007. The Foreign Legion is today known as a unit whose training focuses not only on traditional military skills but also on its strong esprit de corps. As its men come from different countries with different cultures, this is a way to strengthen them enough to work as a team. Consequently, training is often described as not only physically challenging, but also very stressful psychologically.

Definition of French Foreign Legion in the English dictionary

The definition of French Foreign Legion in the dictionary is a unit of the French Army formerly serving esp in French North African colonies. It is largely recruited from foreigners, with French senior officers.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION

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French Guiana
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WORDS THAT END LIKE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION

American Legion
bioregion
British Legion
Central Region
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D region
E region
ecoregion
F region
foreign legion
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
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Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region
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Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
South Ossetian Autonomous Region
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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Synonyms and antonyms of French Foreign Legion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «French Foreign Legion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION

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The translations of French Foreign Legion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «French Foreign Legion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法国外籍军团
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Francés Legión Extranjera
570 millions of speakers

English

French Foreign Legion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्रेंच विदेशी सेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفيلق الاجنبي الفرنسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Французский Иностранный легион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Legião estrangeira francesa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফরাসি ফরেন লেজিয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Légion étrangère française
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Legiun Asing Perancis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Französisch Fremdenlegion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フランス外人部隊
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

프랑스어 외인 부대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Legiun Asing Prancis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Pháp Foreign Legion
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரஞ்சு வெளியுறவு லெஜியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रेंच विदेशी सैन्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fransız Yabancı Lejyonu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Legione straniera francese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Francuska Legia Cudzoziemska
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Французький Іноземний легіон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Legiunea străină franceză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γαλλική Λεγεώνα των Ξένων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Franse minister van buitelandse Legioen
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Främlingslegionen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Franske fremmedlegionen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of French Foreign Legion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about French Foreign Legion

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QUOTES WITH «FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word French Foreign Legion.
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Jonathan Winters
As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION»

Discover the use of French Foreign Legion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to French Foreign Legion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Legionnaire
He kept a unique diary of the hard living, harsh discipline, and the military tradition of 'March or Die' which he turned into this gripping book.
Simon Murray, 2011
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Life in the French Foreign Legion
Five years is a long time to commit to anything - especially when your life is at stake. In Life in the French Foreign Legion, Evan McGorman writes about his personal experiences between 1989 and 1994 during his time with the elite corps.
Evan McGorman, 2007
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The French Foreign Legion
Men-at-Arms - 17 The uniforms, equipment, history and organization of the world's military forces, past and present Unrivalled detail Regimental badges The French Foreign Legion It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of  ...
Martin Windrow, 2013
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Fighting for the French Foreign Legion: Memoirs of a ...
BATTLES & CAMPAIGNS. This is a very rare and fascinating account of life as a modern day Legionnaire.
Alex Lochrie, 2009
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The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the ...
The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in 1831 to modern times.
Douglas Porch, 2013
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French Foreign Legion: Infantry and Cavalry since 1945
Central Administration The French Foreign Legion's organisational relationship to the rest of the French Army resembles that of the British Brigade of Guards rather than that of the United States Marine Corps. The several regiments of the ...
Martin Windrow, 2013
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Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the ...
Joining the French Foreign Legion . . . perfect! MARCHING WITH THE DEVIL is the gripping true story of what happened when an Australian lawyer left his comfortable existence and joined the legendary French Foreign Legion.
David Mason, 2011
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French Foreign Legion Paratroops
French. Foreign. Legion. Paratroops. The. Indochina. War. /. 1946-54. I. The garrisons of French Indochina (today Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) spent much of the Second World War in enforced idleness, supervised by Japanese forces ...
Martin Windrow, 2013
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Mouthful of Rocks: Through Africa and Corsica in the French ...
Returning to Europe in 1986 he deserted again, this time reaching Britain.;Christian Jennings is one of 11 children, is now in his mid twenties, and is a freelance journalist.
Christian Jennings, 1990
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The Naked Soldier
Well known as the most notorious, bloody and ruthless band of mercenaries in the world, in 1998 the Legion accepted Tony Sloane at the age of 18, inviting him as an elite member of this secret and mysterious fighting force.
Tony Sloane, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION»

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A Reason Not to Skip the Closing Credits
... career-ending — and, as the movie's final scene suggests, life-ending — obsession of a French Foreign Legion officer (played by Lavant) with a young recruit. «OZY, Jul 15»
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The plot thickens for area travel-mystery writer
The French Foreign Legion figures heavily into the book. So does food: Corsica's terroir (food-climate interaction) is wonderful and important. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
3
The Name-Dropper: Theda Bara Way in Fort Lee
"Under Two Flags" featured Bara as a hero in the French Foreign Legion. And in her biography of Bara, Eve Golden offers this delicious ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
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[VIDEO VAULT]
... sue ($24.99 retail) of the 1939 Stan Laurel/ Oliver Hardy comedy in which they join the French Foreign Legion – with predictably zany results. «Yes! Weekly, Jul 15»
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Pentagon Army cuts: Citizens to be cut, but illegal aliens recruited?
Are we turning the Army into a French Foreign Legion?" asked former U.S. Marine and NYPD detective Sidney Franes. "The Obama run ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
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"All Outdoors Exhibition" at CFABS
Laurent is a former Cavalry Officer in the French Army, an Army Painter, and was commissioned by the French Foreign Legion to paint portraits ... «Naples Daily News, Jul 15»
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US and France to boost intelligence sharing in fight against militants
[The mysterious allure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans]. “Our cooperation overall with France in the security sector has ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Reddit's latest issue: Losing sight of people
... /r/IAmA, is a question-and-answer subreddit, with people of varying walks of life, from celebrities to a member of the French Foreign Legion, ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
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Russia is no Darth Vader
This reminds me of the French Foreign Legion, in which my father was an officer; it consisted of volunteers from around the world. We are now ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Wallabies' French connection set to return
Part of the Wallabies' French foreign legion, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau, are expected to be named in Australia's train-squad for the Rugby ... «The Roar, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. French Foreign Legion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/french-foreign-legion>. Mar 2024 ».
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