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67 terms

ffa juillet 2004

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carafe (f)
a bottle with a stopper; decanter
traiter
to treat, deal with
il vaut mieux
it is better
se renseigner
to find out; to enquire
mairie (f)
city hall
nourrisson (m)
infant
l'eau du robinet
tap water
javelliser
to chlorinate
surchargé
overloaded
émaner de
to come from, to be given off by, to issue from.
par rapport à
in relation to, compared to
amertume (f)
bitterness
fer (m)
iron
calcaire (m)
limestone
préalablement
beforehand; previously
quasiment
almost; practically
garder des séquelles
to have aftereffects (of an accident or
illness)
tranchant
sharp
trancher
1)to cut, to sever,
2) to decide, to
make a decision.
remporter
to win;
to take sth away again
faire partie de
to be part of something
faste
auspicious; good; lucky
s'attendre à
to expect something
s'y attendre
to expect it
se dérouler
to take place;
to be unwound
ça chauffait
that used to get hot; there was trouble
impérissable
imperishable; unforgettable
carrément
1) straight out; 2) without hesitation; 3) definitely,
literally, squarely.
carré (m)
square
s'accrocher
to get into an argument
se mettre à faire
to set oneself to doing
something; to start doing something
franche
frank; straight; open ; honest
môme
kid
conjuguer
to combine; to unite
décrocher de
to drop out of, to fall behind of, to pull back from.
Literally, to unhook from something
crochet (m)
hook
décrocher le téléphone
to pick up the telephone receiver
miser
to bet
palmarès (m)
the list of awards, the scores.
au pied levé
at a moment's notice.
côtoyer
to be next to
puiser
to draw from
quoique
although; though
répandre
to spread
coureur
runner.
COMPOUNDS:
~ automobile racing driver;
~ cycliste racing cyclist;
~ de haies hurdler;
~ de jupons philanderer;
~ motocycliste motorcycle racer.
épreuve (f)
ordeal
clivage (m)
division; divide
se décontracter
to relax
contrée (f)
region
péniche (f)
barge
bûcher
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.
gosse
(colloquial) a child
ça me travaille
that is bothering me; that is nagging at me.
galérer
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.
bosser
(colloquial) to work hard.
prodiguer
to lavish; to pour out; to be unsparing.
bienséance (f)
propriety, decorum, the rules of etiquette
tout bêtement
quite simply
le pastis
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
le cassis
blackcurrant liquor
moins élevé
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).
couteau (m)
knife
fourchette (f)
fork
La cuillère à café
coffee spoon
s'amorcer
to begin, to get under way.

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