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the job, the profession

le métier

a writer

un écrivan/une écrivaine

to insist on sthg

insister sur qqch

rude, coarse, crude, rough


the framework; the executive

le cadre

the murder

le meurtre

the miserliness

l'avarice (f.)

the railways

les chemins de fer

during; at the time of

lors de qqch

not only...but also...

non suelement...mais aussi...

the work (artistic)

l'œuvre (m.)

admittedly, certainly

en effet

contemporary (adj.)

contemporain (adj.)

to fail


to crush


the collapse

l'effondrement (m.)

the working class

la classe ouvrière

the clarion, the bugle call

le clairon



the behaviour

le comportement

Nothing could be more absurd!

Rien de plus absurde!

more closely, closer up

de plus près



to be angry

être emporté(e/s)

like a good scientist

en bon scientifique

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