Tresors du Temps: Sixieme Etape

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Sixieme Etape

regard

glance, gaze

lame

blade

mener de front

simultaneously engage in

il suffit de

all it takes is

seigneurs

lords, nobles

tresor

treasury, finances

comprend

includes

entoure

surrounds

infante

infanta, daughter of a Spanish or Portugese monarch

mot juste

exact, right word

se reunit

meets

sieger

sits, have its headquarters

chargee de

be responsible for

ordonnances

orders

reste

the remains

se ruinent

spend a fortune

dentelles

lace

faire figure

cut a figure, look good,

defi

challenge

domestiques

servants

souci

concern, worry

reglees

governed, regulated

folie

folly, extravagance

manufactures

factories

recoivent

entertain, play hostess

allongees

lying down, reclining

ambulants

itinerant, who move from town to town

fait la mise en scene

directs

auditoire

audience

bien prepare son affaire

cleverly set it up

trompe

cheated on

fort

quite

encor

else

coiffes

caps

medisance

gossip

cause

talks

presque bouge

hardly moved

defendu

forbade

que vous vissiez

you to see

ignorez

don't know

frais

where it was cool

d'aupres

nearby

bien fait

handsome

reverence

bow

manquer a la civilite

be impolite (lack good manners)

de plus belle

more and more

tant que

so such an extent that

sur ce point

at that moment

me serais tenue

I would have stayed

ceder

to give up

ennui

blame

m'aborde

comes up to me

de la sorte

in this way

suppot

henchmen, helper

execrable damnee

hateful damned woman

poursuivit

went on

secours

assistance

a porter en terre

who'll have to be buried

volontiers

gladly

maudite

accursed

empoisonneuse

poisoner

puisse trames

may you go to hell for your charitable intriguing (plots)

grondez

are muttering

un petit

a bit

vue

meeting

suites

what came next

ravi

delighted

mal

illness

cassette

jewel box

une amour sans seconde

a love second to none (amour was feminine in Moliere's time, now it is masculine

outre

aside from

gentillessess

sweet nothings, niceties

tant

so many

plait-il?

I beg your pardon

jurez donc votre foi

swear to god

soit

all right

Diantre

by Jove!

ruban

ribbon

je n'ai pu m'en defendre

I couldn't help it

soulage

relieved

passe pour le ruban

never mind about the ribbon

guerir

to cure

accorde

granted

blondins

fair youths

sornettes

foolish talk

a force de langueur

so softened up, talked into it

chatouiller

tickle

de grace

I beg you

mariez-moi

marry me off

hymen

marriage

tout de bon

seriously

il n'est pas de mon compte

that doesn't suit me

pretends

intend

commerce

relations

s'il heurte

should he knock

procede

actions

temoin

witness

esprit

wit

pression

pressure

presonnel

household staff

chasse

hunting

clair de lune

moonlight

jonquilles

daffodils

prevu

expected

consterne

appalled

la tete me tourne

im dizzy

paniers

baskets

affole

frantic

dressait

set up, mounted

treteaux

trestles

commodes a tiroirs

chests of drawers

ebeniste

cabinet maker

marqueterie

inlaid work

ecaille

tortoise shell

mobilier

furnishings, furniture

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