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à

to (my father, etc.)

à cause de

because of

à court de

pressed for, short of, out of (without, lacking)

à propos

by the way

à travers

across, through

abandonner

to abandon

abîmer

to damage, spoil

absolument

absolutly, definitely

académie

academy

accepter

to accept

accorder

to grant, give

accueillir

to welcome, greet, meet

acheter

to buy

actuel

current, present

actuellement

at present, at the moment

adapter

to adapt

admirer

to admire

adorer

to adore

adresser

to address

affoler

to throw into panic

affreux

auful, horrible

agir

to act, behave

agréable

pleasant

agricole

agricultural

aider

to help

ailleurs

elsewhere, somewhere else

aimable

pleasant, kind, nice

aimer

to love

aîné

older, elder

ainsi

like this, so

ajouter

to add

allemand

German

aller

to go

allumer

to light, kindle

alors

then (in that case)

alors que

whereas, while, when

amener

to bring

américain

American

amusant

amusing, funny

amuser

to amuse, to entertain

ancien

ancient, old

anglais

English

anormal

abnormal, unnatural

apercevoir

to see, notice, catch sight of

appeler

to call

appliquer

to apply

apporter

to bring

apprendre

to learn

appuyer

to support, back up

après

after

après-midi

afternoon

arabe

Arabic

arracher

to tear, tear out, rip off

arranger

to arrange, fix up

arrêter

to stop

arrière

back, rear, backside

arriver

to arrive

articuler

to articulate, pronounce

assez

enough

assister

to be present

assurance

confidence, self-confidence

assurer

to assure

attaquer

to attack

atteindre

to attain, reach

attendre

to wait

attirer

to attract, draw

attraper

to catch

au

à + le

au revoir

goodbye, bye

au-dessus

above, over

aucun

(in negative) no, (negative) any

augmenter

to increase, raise

aujourd'hui

today

auprès

next to, close to, by

auquel

to which

aussi

also

aussi bien

~ que - as well as, not to mention

autant

as much (as), as many (as)

automatiquement

automatically

autour

round, around

autre

other

autrefois

in the past

autrement

differently, in a different manner

aux

à + les

avancer

to make progress, to advance

avant

before

avertir

to caution, warn

avoir

to have

avouer

to admit, confess

baigner

to bathe (part of the body), to bath (a child)

baisser

to lower

balader

to take out for a walk

battre

to beat, hit, strike

beau

beautiful

beaucoup

much, many

bel et bien

well and truly

bien

well, all right, good

bientôt

soon, shortly

bigrement

very (informal)

bizarre

strange, odd

blanc

white

boche

German (insulting)

boire

to drink

bon

good, nice

bonjour

hello, good morning, good afternoon, good evening

bonsoir

good evening

boucher

to fill in, fill up, stop up (a hole)

bouffer

to eat (slang)

bouger

to move, budge

bourgeois

bourgeois

brave

brave

bref

brief, short

breton

Breton

bricoler

to tinker about (with cars)

brillant

brilliant

brûler

to burn

brun

brown

c'est-à-dire

that is to say

cacher

to hide

calculer

to calculate

camper

to camp (out)

canadien

Canadian

capable

able, capable

car

as, because

carré

square (adj.)

carrément

completely, blatanly (impossible, stupid)

casser

to break

causer

to cause, bring about

ce

this (masc.)

cela

that, it (formal)

celle

that, the one (fem.)

celle-ci

this one (fem.)

celle-là

that one (fem.)

celui

that, the one

celui-là

that one

cent

one hundred

central

central

centre

center

cependant

however

certain

certain

certainement

for certain