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a pestun fadeau
in hindsightavec du recul
a flashbackun retour en arriere
i feel thatje considere que
i am of the opinion thatje suis de l'avis que
without meaning to contradict yousans voulir vous contredire
as far as i'm concerneden ce qui me concerne
a pivotal momentun moment charniere
symbolssymboles
suspensesuspens
to give rise todonner lieu a
to lead tomener a
it/that goes without sayingil/ca va sans dire, il/ca va de soi
the plotl'intrigue
outcomedenouement
playwrightdramaturge
to play a partinterpreter un role
the narrativele recit
to tackleaborder
at first sighta premier vue
let us first considerreflechissons d'abord a
basicallydans le fond
the ins and outsles tenants et les aboutissants
to have difficulty in (e.g doing)avoir du mal a
a problem which cannot be ignoredun probleme incontournable
a brewing crisisune crise qui couve
what it even more worrying is thatplus inquietant encore
the situation is getting more complicatedla situation se complique
is becoming disastroustourne a la catastrophe
is reaching a critical levelatteint un niveau critique
there are many ways ofil existe de nombreux moyens de
the obvious solution isla solution qui s'impose c'est
its better to... than to...mieux vaut... que de...
as a last resorten dernier ressort
to take seriouslyprendre au serieux
given thatetant donne que
considering thatvu que
thanks tograce a
for all sorts of reasonspour de multiples raisons
as i see itle facon dont je le vois, a mon sens, selon moi
i am certain thatje suis certain que
i maintain thatje soutiens que
it seems obvious to me thatcela me parait evident que
i take the same viewje suis du meme avis
i agree unequivocallyj'accepte sans equivoque
i take the opposite viewje prends le contre pied
exactly the opposite is truec'est tout le contraire
undoubtedlysans aucun doute
unquestionablysans contredit
nobody can doubt thatnul ne saurait douter que
its also worth noting thata noter egalement que
neverthelessneanmoins
the fact remains thattoujours est il que
consequentlypar consequent
in many respectsa bien des egards
as i already saidcomme je l'ai deja dit
to sum upen somme
i come to the conclusion thatj'en viens a conclure que
it all depends ontout depend de
in my viewd'apres moi
at the end of the dayau fin du compte
to master the languagemaitriser la langue
to establish relationships and social linksetablir des relations et liens sociaux
to identify with the valuess'identifier aux valeurs
to obey the lawsrespecter les lois
to respect local customsrespecter les moeurs locales
to get into works'inserer dans le monde de travail
breakthroughpercee
medicinele medicament
crueltycruaute
unbreathable airl'air irrespirable
to damage the natural environmentdegrader le milieu naturel
greenhouse effectl'effet de serre
acid rainles pluies acides
global warmingle rechauffement de la planete
melting of the ice capsla fonte des calottes
to cause a rise in the sea levelfaire monter le niveau des oceans
to replant treesfaire le reboisement
to reduce ones carbon footprintreduire son empreinte carbone
car sharingla covoiturage
to save watereconomiser l'eau
to sort and recycle wastetrier et recycler le gaspillage
invest in hybrid carsinvestir en les voitures hybrides
unplug electrical appliancesdebrancher les appareils electriques
burglaryle cambriolage
theftle vol
money launderingle blanchissement
fraudla fraude
arsenla pyromanie
treasonle trahison
blackmaille chantage
murderle muerte
the pain of deathla peine de mort
life imprisonmentla reclusion a perpetuite
freedom with an electronic tagla liberte avec un signal electronique
community servicele travail d'utilite collective
a fineune amende
it's punishable byc'est punissable par
a crimeun crime/delit/infraction
to drive drunkconduire en etat d'ivress
a punishmentun chatiment
to carry out experiments onfaire des experiences sur
researchles recherches
treatmentle traitement
to cureguerir
the play is set inla piece se deroule dans
throughouttout au long de
the climaxle point culminant
the endingle denouement
as the plot developsa mesure que l'intrigue avance
to sum uppour resumer
to identify oneself withs'identifier a
to sympathise withs'associer a
compared topar rapport a
to pretend tofaire semblant de
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