Question: Royale and Royal, what's the difference

@syoti20 (5295)
Philippines
September 29, 2011 8:12pm CST
What is the difference between Royal and Royale that has letter "e" at the end? I can't differentiate the two. I hope someone could help me out.
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@urbandekay (18312)
30 Sep 11
Royal: King, Queen, etc. Royale: A French import word meaning major or grand, e.g. battle royale all the best urban
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Oct 11
I guess the only difference is that they belong to different countries. Royal is english while royale comes from the french.. haha :) Just look at deserts on the menu of resturants or maybe cafes, there's always this Royale muffin in those french influenced eatery. While in english cafes/resturants, we will never see them at all.. haha U should do a search on Royale muffin and maybe u will have an idea
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I honestly do not have any idea what the difference is other than the spelling of it.
• United States
1 Oct 11
I'm not sure...but I think the words have different meanings... like flavors.. royale is a rich flavor.. like Chocolate Royale... royal... is more like royalty.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
30 Sep 11
LOL, look it up !! They are the same.......... quita
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
30 Sep 11
In French, words have masculine and feminine forms. Usually (not always), feminine words end with 'e'. So, 'royale' is the feminine form of 'royal'. Incidentally, I'm now taking French lessons.:)
@srjac0902 (1170)
• Italy
30 Sep 11
The word Royal is an adjective like royal family, royal character, where as royale is a french way of saying . But when we use royale its a conversational way of saying. Royale the way of being noble or royal. Its noble way of dealing or relationg oneself with others.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
30 Sep 11
Hi syoti, I believe they mean the same. It's just that Royale appears like a french word to me. I am studying french and I have come across words with e at the end. English is a mixture of many adopted words so i'm not surprised that Royale has been used as well but if strict english is to be observed, the most appropriate is Royal, as in the Royal Family of Kings, Queens, etc. In addition, i think colloquially, royale is being used as strictly adjective in english. Example, "Wow, girl, that dress is soooo royale." hahaha dunno if that even makes sense. Just an idea.
• China
30 Sep 11
hello syoti20 , in my opnion , difference between royal and royale dues to spell in different country such as royal is spell by UK contury ,on the other hand , royale is spell by US contury . for spell difference isn't influence its meaning .
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Royal could be a name of a person or to an adjective to describe monarchy, Royale is an adjective that describes a richness in texture to a dessert like a custard and the feminine noun to royal.
• India
30 Sep 11
simple dude.. royal which means king, emperor or kingdom which come as generations of kingdom family. royale is nothing but the origin or comes with the popularity of the name etc.