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In 2000, when Shannon O'Donnell had dinner with Henry Janeway in a supposedly Parisisian setting, Shannon commented that unfortunately she didn't speak French, so Henry would have to make the dinner arrangements. (VOY: "11:59")
Upon hearing Lieutenant Vincent DeSalle's French name in 2267, Trelane asked him in French if he was really French ("Un vrai Français?") and exclaimed "Vive la gloire. Vive Napoléon." (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")
James Kirk used an Earth expression, "c'est la vie," while speaking with Kruge to describe the unfortunate destruction of the USS Enterprise and Kruge's boarding party. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
By the 24th century, French was considered by some to be an archaic language but was still spoken to some extent. (TNG: "Code of Honor", "Family") As a native of France, Jean-Luc Picard was fluent in the language, including folk songs and curses. (TNG: "Disaster", "The Last Outpost", "Elementary, Dear Data")
In 2364, the holodeck character Minuet engaged Captain Picard in a conversation in French. In their brief dialogue, both Picard and Minuet remarked, "Nous sommes tous Parisiens," meaning "Everyone's a Parisian [in spirit]." (TNG: "11001001")
The holographic gangster Cyrus Redblock from the Dixon Hill series of holoprograms said "au revoir" and "bonne chance, mon ami" before he left the holodeck and dissolved in a corridor of the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
French literature and musicEdit
- "Auprès de ma Blonde" (TNG: "Family", "Final Mission")
- "Cyrano de Bergerac" (TNG: "The Nth Degree")
- "Sur le pont d'Avignon" (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II")
- "Frère Jacques"
- "Les Misérables"
French language establishmentsEdit
- Café des Artistes (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")
- Café Moulin (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")
- Le Coeur de Lion (VOY: "The Killing Game")
|Bon appetit||"Good appetite"||Inviting someone to enjoy a meal||"11:59", "Mortal Coil"|
|Coup d'état||A sudden overthrow of a state||"The Siege"|
|Coup de grâce||A final blow||"The Perfect Mate"|
|Déjà vu||"Already seen"||Describes either something that has happened again, or a feeling that it has||"We'll Always Have Paris"|
|Foie gras||"Fat liver"||A dish made from a duck or goose's fattened liver||"Body and Soul"|
|Maitre'd||"11:59"; Star Trek: First Contact|
|Voilà||Literally, "see there"; "look"||Used when showing off something||"Twisted", "His Way", "Remember"|
|Arabic • Dutch • English • Finnish • French • German • Greek • Hawaiian; Hebrew • Hindi • Irish • Italian • Japanese • Latin • Russian • Scots • Sign language (American Sign Language) • Spanish • Swahili • Whale song|