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Updated 2008-04-24 19:39

Vocabulary

The Vocabulary list with English translation for Pierre Capretz's French in Action series.

Lesson 20 (Ecoles II)

FrançaisEnglish
jurerto swear
je vous jureI swear
partirto leave
ça va partirit is going to leave
forcéforced
travaux forcéhard labor
forcerto force
pour son plaisirfor one's pleasure
écrivainwriter
oeuvrework
entendre parler (de)to hear about
quitterto leave
congéleave (of absence)
commodepractical, convenient
mettreto place, to put
se mettreto place oneself, to bring oneself
trouverto find
se trouverto find oneself
perdreto lose
perdulost
se moquerto make fun, to joke
réfléchirto reflect
savoir où on en estto know where one is (in life)
faire le pointto take stock
en avoir assezto be fed up
adaptéadapted, suited
rien que çajust that; nothing but that
c'est toutthat's all
élèvepupil
réussirto succeed
raterto miss; to fail an exam
être colléto be stuck
douégifted
sur douéexceptionally gifted
aucun(e)any, no; anyone, no one
sans blagueno kidding
prixprize
modestemodest
modestiemodesty
jamais de la vieout of the question; not on your life
memorize

Lesson 21 (Ecoles III)

FrançaisEnglish
en train (de)in the act (of)
presquealmost
servir àto serve to
ça ne sert à rienit's useless
savoir faireto know how to do
additionaddition
soustractionsubtraction
multiplicationmultiplication
divisiondivision
c'est tout ce qu'il fautit's all you need
ce n'est pas la peineit's not necessary; you needn't bother
distillerto distill
raffinerto refine
fabriquerto make, to manufacture
avoir horreurto hate, to detest
fumerto smoke
sentir bonsmell good
sentir mauvaissmell bad
tomber d'un balconto fall from a balcony
chutefall; waterfall
parler Latinto speak Latin
en pleinin the middle
dire la messeto say the Mass
discipline intellectuelleintellectual discipline
exercise mentalemental exercise
faire rireto make someone laugh
mots croiséscrossword puzzles
avisopinion, judgement
mythologiemythology
sirènehorn; sea nymph
centaurecentaur
mensongelie
versverse; line of poetry
proseprose
gens réelsreal people
véculived
véritétruth
être contre (tout)to be against or opposed (all)
reçureceived
recevoirto receive, to get
sentencieuxsententious
s'y mettreto get going; to get started; to take in
avoir faimto be hungry
memorize