NCEA Level 3 French

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à mi temps

part time

à partir de

from, as of

à peine

scarcely

abandonner

to abandon

accuser

to accuse

l'action

action, plot

l'activité

activity

actuel/actuelle

current

l'administration

administration

admirer

to admire

agresser

to assault

l'agression

assault

ailleurs

elsewhere

alors que

whereas

l'amateur

fan, supporter

améliorer

to improve

l'annonce

advertisement

apprécier

to appreciate

l'article

article

l'aspect

aspect

assurer

to assure

atteindre

to reach, attain

attirer

to attract

au courant

up to date

au fond

at the bottom, essentially

au moins

at least

aucun

not a single, not one

augmenter

to increase

aussitôt que

as soon as

autant de

as much as, as many as

l'auteur

author

l'autorité

authority

autrefois

previously

autrement

otherwise

avant que/de

before doing something

l'avenir

future

avoir tort

to be wrong

avouer

to admit

la baisse

fall, drop (in prices)

baisser

to lower

la bande

band

la bande dessinée

(strip) cartoon

bas/basse

low

la base

base

se battre

to fight

battre

to beat

la beauté

beauty

bien que

although

le boulot

job

le candidat/la candidate

candidate

le caractère

character

la carrière

career, quarry

le cas

case

la cause

cause

célèbre

famous

le centimètre

centimetre

le centre

centre

certain

certain

c'est-à-dire

that's to say

chacun

each one

la chanson

song

le chanteur, la chanteuse

singer

charger

to lead

le chef

head, chief, leader

le chiffre

figure (numerical)

le chômage

unemployment

chrétien/chrétienne

Christian

la civilisation

civilisation

classique

classic, classical

combattre

to combat, fight

commettre

to commit

la compagnie

company

comparer

to compare

complet/complète

complete, entire

compliqué

complicated

composé de

made up of

la composition

composition, essay

le compte

account

la connaissance

acquaintance, knowledge, understanding

conscient

conscious

la conséquence

consequence

conserver

to conserve

considérer

to consider

constater

to state

la construction

construction, building

contrôler

to inspect, check

la correspondance

correspondence, connection (trains, planes)

la couche

layer

coupable

guilty

couramment

fluently

le coût

cost

la création

creation

créer

to create

le crime

crime

la crise

crisis

la croissance

growth

cultiver

to cultivate

la culture

culture

d'ailleurs

what's more, besides

d'après

according to, after

de nos jours

these days

le débat

debate, dispute

la décision

decision

les dégâts

damage

déclarer

to declare

déguster

to taste, sip, appreciate

le délinquant/la délinquante

offender, delinquent

la demande

request, application

démolir

to demolish

démontrer

to demonstrate

le département

department, French administrative division

dépasser

to overtake

dépendre

to depend

dépenser

to spend (money)

dès que

as soon as

le dessin animé

(animated) cartoon

détruire

to destroy

se développer

to develop

devenir

to become

deviner

to guess

diminuer

to diminish

le diplôme

diploma

la direction

guidance, management, leadership

disponible

available

dominer

to dominate

le dossier

document, file

doubler

to double, overtake

douter

to doubt

doux/douce

sweet, smooth, soft, gentle

l'échange

exchange

s'échapper

to escape

éclater

to burst, explode

l'économie

economy, economics

les économies

savings

l'écran

screen

écraser

to crush

l'écrivain

writer

efficace

efficient

effrayant

frightening

égal

equal

l'égalité

equality

l'élection

election

l'élevage

raising, breeding, farming

élevé

high, well brought up

élire

to elect, choose

l'embouteillage

traffic jam

l'emploi

use

l'employé(e)

employee

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