1)to cut, to sever, 2) to decide, to make a decision.
to win; to take sth away again
faire partie de
to be part of something
auspicious; good; lucky
to expect something
to expect it
to take place; to be unwound
that used to get hot; there was trouble
1) straight out; 2) without hesitation; 3) definitely, literally, squarely.
to get into an argument
se mettre à faire
to set oneself to doing something; to start doing something
frank; straight; open ; honest
to combine; to unite
to drop out of, to fall behind of, to pull back from. Literally, to unhook from something
décrocher le téléphone
to pick up the telephone receiver
the list of awards, the scores.
au pied levé
at a moment's notice.
to be next to
to draw from
runner. COMPOUNDS: ~ automobile racing driver; ~ cycliste racing cyclist; ~ de haies hurdler; ~ de jupons philanderer; ~ motocycliste motorcycle racer.
to work hard on something, to prepare for an important exam. The original meaning is "to chop down; to fell trees."
se destiner à
to intend oneself for; to decide on.
(colloquial) a child
ça me travaille
that is bothering me; that is nagging at me.
to have a tough time, to slave (over something). From une galère = a galley ship. France abolished the practice of sentencing criminals to row in the galleys in 1791. C'est la galère ! could be said about a horrible situation or difficulty.
(colloquial) to work hard.
to lavish; to pour out; to be unsparing.
propriety, decorum, the rules of etiquette
a drink flavoured with anise
un vin cuit
a fortified wine; a liqueur wine. These are wines to which additional alcohol, usually grape brandy, has been added. The most famous of these is Port
Note that the French person is more likely to say moins élevé (literally, less raised, less high) than plus bas (lower) or plus faible (weaker).
La cuillère à café
to begin, to get under way.
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