Voilà came up in class this morning as we were reading through Le Français par la Métode Nature.
Voilà is a French expression meaning “Here it is”, “See there” or “Look there”. Ultimately, voilà derives from Latin videre (to see) and ille (there).
In English, we use “voilà” to show something, often when it appears suddenly. Voilà is the equivalent of Ta-da! Presto! or Behold!
For example, “I turned the key, and voilà! The engine started.”
To spell this often misspelled word, just remember this Very Often Incorrectly spelled word starts with VOI, and voilà! You will never misspell voilà!
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