Capital letter: English, French, etc

PLease list me all cases that the words “English”, “French”… are always written in capital letter as in:

I like to learn English.


They are capitalized when they refer to the nationality, Van:

French toast
English literature
Dutch courage


When they do not refer directly to the nationality, then they are often begun with lower case letters:

french fries
put english on the ball
we’re in dutch now!


As you will learn from a dictionary search, either form is often acceptable in the latter case.

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your reply.


Could not find this one in my dictionary!

Would you please tell me the meaning and the use???

“Future Moderator”

Hi Tom

Actually, this idiom has already been discussed in another thread. I’d never heard it before, either. But googling is a big help: :wink: … uche&meta=